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7/31/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jul.31, 2012 @ 3:32 pm, under MLB

Games from July 30:

Baltimore Orioles 5 - New York Yankees 1
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, fly out to center, solo homer (5) to right, ground out to short (reaches on force; stole second).  His home run in the bottom of the 7th was also the 100th of his MLB career.   [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily SportsDaily Sports, SponichiSponichi]

Arizona Diamondbacks 7 - Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Diamondbacks up 7-1, and allowed a run over an inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 13-8 NP-S, 5 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 8 - Houston Astros 7
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: pop out to short in foul territory, line out to short, fly out to right, RBI single to left (run scored), ground out to second.  [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Seattle Mariners 4 - Toronto Blue Jays 1
Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and allowed one run over eight innings of work.  He got the win and evened his record to 2-2.  Final line: 8 IP, 109-77 NP-S, 31 BF, 4 H,1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 13 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsSponichiSponichi, Daily Sports]

Scranton/WB 2 - Pawtucket 1 (AAA) [Nikkan Sports]
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) was the starting DH and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, RBI single to left, single to right. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the top of the 9th and allowed a run over an inning of work.  He also recorded his sixth save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 17-12 NP-S, 4 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (PAW) started the game and did not allow a run over 2.1 innings of work.  Final line: 2.1 IP, 47-30 NP-S, 11 BF, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Rochester 7 - Columbus 2 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: single to left (run scored), ground out to second, single to center, fly out to right, ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports]

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Yu Darvish (TEX) kept his workouts light on Monday.  He also played some catch with his left arm.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2012

2 comments on “7/31/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisashi Iwakuma

  1. mike

    great to see Ichiro htiing again!

    I was at the M’s game and HOT DAMN was it great to see Iwakuma turn this game in. Just tight!

  2. Steve Novosel

    Yeah, I’m really happy to see Iwakuma have a great game. I still think he’ll be a pretty solid pro – he’s already fought through a lot of changes in his career in Japan so I think it’s only a matter of time before he adjusts to the MLB game.

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