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6/24/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Takashi Saito

by on Jun.24, 2011 @ 4:23 pm, under MLB

Games from the 23rd:

Washington Nationals 1 - Seattle Mariners 0
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, ground out to second, single to center, ground out to first.  Ichiro has now hit safely in 11 straight.

San Francisco Giants 2 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th and struck out swinging.  He also remained in the game and took over at short in the bottom of the 8th.

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Omaha Storm Chasers 8 - Nashville Sounds 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 8th, with Nashville down 6-2, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 11-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Hideki Matsui's 4 strikeouts in yesterday's game against the New York Mets was a first for him in the Majors.  Matsui got the day off on the 23rd for the first time in 13 games.

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Takashi Saito tossed a shutout inning on the 23rd.  Assuming he's fine, he'll get another chance to pitch on the 26th and could be activated sometime next week.