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6/28/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Jun.28, 2011 @ 2:07 pm, under MLB

Games from the 27th:

Atlanta Braves 3 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout (foul tip), single to center, strikeout swinging, ground out to short.

Chicago Cubs 7 - Colorado Rockies 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, single to center, walk, strikeout swinging, GIDP.

Los Angeles Dodgers 15 - Minnesota Twins 0
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went 2-for-3: single to center, single to left, strikeout looking.  Nishioka also committed two errors: a fielding error in the top of the 1st and a fielding error in the top of the 4th.

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New Britain Rock Cats 15 - Portland Sea Dogs 5
Junichi Tazawa started the game and gave up 6 runs over 0.2 innings of work for his first loss of the year.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 8 BF, 37-21 NP-S, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.  This was also Tazawa's first start since TJ surgery in April last year.

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Nikkan Sports reports that Daisuke Matsuzaka will apparently begin the next phase of his rehab: laser muscle treatment.

Said Matsuzaka, of his general progress, "I still feel like screaming from the pain when they give me massages, but my fingers are moving like normal and things are starting to get easier on me."