5/29/2010

On DL, Uehara responds to fans on website

Orioles pitcher Koji Uehara has landed on the DL for the second time this season.

Over at his website, where he regularly responds to fans, Uehara has been receiving many words of concern and encouragement.

5/28/2010

Matsui jovial after Halo and Hisanori wins

From this Hochi Shimbun report, Hideki Matsui was in good spirits following the Angels’ walk-off over the Blue Jays on Wednesday, a win he had two hits in.

One of them was a 2-run blast in the 6th, his 500th home run — for those willing to count his MLB postseason clouts and NPB round-trippers (including those in All-Star and playoff games in Japan).

“What kind of combination of stats is that?” Matsui chuckled, shrugging off what is nonetheless a remarkable achievement.