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7/16/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Jul.16, 2011 @ 3:05 pm, under MLB

Games from the 15th:

Texas Rangers 4 - Seattle Mariners 0
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to right, pop out to short, ground out to short, pop out to third.

Oakland A's 5 - LA Angels 3
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4: pop out to short, line out to second, strike out (foul tip), RBI single to center.

Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with a runner on first, 1 out, and the Angels down 4-3.  Takahashi faced just 2 batters and recorded 3 outs (double play to end the 7th and a fly out to right in the following inning). Final line: 1 IP, 2 BF, 12-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Kansas City Royals 2 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, fly out to left, ground out to second, ground out to short.

Chicago Cubs 2 - Florida Marlins 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted third.  He went 1-for-3: walk, single to center, ground out to second, strikeout swinging.

Cleveland Indians 6 - Baltimore Orioles 5
Koji Uehara entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the Orioles down 6-5, and tossed 2 shutout innings. Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 22-16 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

Colorado Rockies 4 - Milwaukee Brewers 0
Takashi Saito entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Brewers down 3-0, and gave up a run over an inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 21-12 NP-S, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Philadelphia Phillies 7 - New York Mets 2
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the bases loaded, 2 out, and the Mets down 4-1.  He promptly allowed 3 inherited runners to score on a double to left before striking out Ross Gload to end the inning. Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 10-5 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.


Daisuke Matsuzaka is staying with the club while they play a 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.  He told reporters that he's able to get around without too much difficulty (good range of motion) and that his rehab currently includes using weights to keep his right shoulder strong and lower body exercises.

ESPN also has a similar update.  A snip:

"He just wanted to check in when he's only an hour and a half down the road," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "He just wanted to check in with Mike. He looks good and he’s got good range of motion. It's nice to see him."

Matsuzaka explained that his days begin at 8:30 each morning and he finishes at 3 in the afternoon. His rehab includes exercises to regain his range of motion, along with core strength and lower-body exercises.

"It's been going really well, as far as range of motion," Matsuzaka said.