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9/3/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Sep.03, 2011 @ 2:45 pm, under MLB

Games from the 2nd:

Oakland A's 9 - Seattle Mariners 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: single to right (run scored), ground out to second, ground out to short, strikeout swinging.  Ichiro now needs 43 hits in 25 games for 200.

Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 2-for-4: strikeout swinging, 3-run double to center (run scored), walk (run scored), single to right (run scored), ground out to first.

Cleveland Indians 5 - Kansas City Royals 4
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 3-for-5: single to right (run scored), single to right (run scored), ground out to second, single to left, fly out to center.

Minnesota Twins 13 - LA Angels 4
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-5: infield single, ground out to second, ground out to the pitcher, strikeout swinging, ground out to short.  Nishioka also committed a throwing error (11) in the bottom of the 6th.

Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the bases loaded, no out, and the Angels down 10-4, and allowed 2 inherited runners to score before getting out of the inning.  He remained in the game and gave up a run of his own (unearned) in the 9th.  Final line: 2 IP, 9 BF, 36-22 NP-S, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

New York Mets 7 - Washington Nationals 3
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with a runner on first, 2 out, and the Mets up 7-3, and surrendered a single before striking out Michael Morse to end the inning.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 9-6 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 4 - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the top of the 6th, with Pawtucket up 3-1, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 27-18 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

3 comments on “9/3/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

  1. Arthur

    I don’t know if that’s a serious question – but he needs 153 to reach 200… I don’t remember him being so error-prone in Japan either.

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