Shige marked his 4th win, but not so happily. His team was leading 3 to 0 when his turn to pitch came in the 5th inning. However, he lost 3 runs to the Texas Ranger, catching up with the Angels. He held the next inning to a null, and in the bottom, the Angels scored runs. In the end, Shige was given the win, and the Angels finished the game 15 to 3.
The Angels led 7 to 1 when Shige was on in the 8th inning. There was a runner on first and no outs. Ken Griffey Jr. doubled and a runner came home. The Angels, however, won 7 to 3.
It was a very special, in a way, worthwhile day for Shige. The Angels played a double headder against the Kansas City Royals. Shige pitched both games. In the first one, Shige relieved the 9th inning. The Angels won 8 to 6, and the win gave Shige a save. In the 2nd game, Shige succumbed to a 2 run homer in the 8th inning. That Royals reversed the game. However, in the next inning, the Angels scored 2 runs. So Shige earned his 2nd win of the season in a 6 to 5 game.
With a runner on 2nd and one out in the 7th inning, Shige's turn came. He took the next 2 batters out and completed his role safely. In the end, the Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox in th 10th inning to 6-5.
With the Angels behind 1 to 7 in the 8th inning, Shige was appointed to pitch. He did so for an inning with no runs lost. The game finished 4 to 7 for the Boston Red Sox.
The game against the Detroit Tigers went into 10 innings. Shige was the last pitcher on the mound. However, he was not able to contribute to the team. He lost a run which cost his team a defeat. Shige succumbed to his 5th loss.
The Minnisota Twins was leading when Shige was summoned in the 7th inning. He hurled 2/3 inning, and was taken responsible for 2 runs lost in the game ending 1 to 3.
Shige pitched in the 11th inning as the 5th pitcher. He, however, lost a run. The Angels were defeated by the Orioles.
(This information was updated by Michiyo's assistant.)
July 5 as a starter
It's been 2 years since Shige was appointed to start a game. His chance came in a game against the Seattle Mariners. He, however, did not last long. He was homered by Ken Griffy Jr., Ian Martines and Rodriques in just 2 and 1/3 innings. Shige succumbed to his 3rd loss.
With the Angels leading 5 to 4 in the 8th inning with one out, Shige was commissioned. He safely finished that inning. Percival closed the final inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics.
He lost a run during 3 innings he pitched against the Seattle Mariners. At that point, the Angels were behind, but in the 8th inning, reversed the game. Shige was saved from accummulating another loss.
Shige pitched in the 8th inning, and lost a run. He stayed on to take only 2 outs. The Angels lost to the Yankees 1 to 4.
The Angels were way behind 0 to 7 to the Arizona Diamondbacks when Shige was called his turn in the 6th inning. He gave up runs himself--2 in 2 1/3 innings. The game finished 2 to 12 for the Diamondbacks.
Shige was the 3rd pitcher to come on the mound to pitch before the Dodgers. He lost 2 runs in just one inning.
The Angels sent for Shige in the final inning against the Baltimore Orioles. He lost 2 base hits and swung out 2, preventing himself from losing any runs. Still, the team lost 3 to 6.
With a runner on 1st and an out in the 6th inning, Shige's turn came to pitch. It was against the Tampa Bay Devilrays. He, however, lost a run during the 2 1/3 innings he pitched. The Angels in the end lost 9 to 10.
It was with runners on first and third bases and only an out in the 8th inning, that Shige was appointed to pitch against the New York Yankees. The situation was a tough one. But Shige was smooth. He took 2 outs to finish the inning and left the final inning up to Percival. The Angels defeated the Yankees which was started by Hideki Irabu 2 to 0.
Shige pitched against the Boston Red Sox from the 6th inning. There were runners on first and second bases. He finished that inning and another all right.
The Angels were behind 1 to 2 when Shige had to relief the game in the 8th inning with one out. He smoothly kept the Kansas City Royals from scoring further. Even better, in the next inning, the Angels scored 3 runs. Shige clinched his first win of the season in the game that ended 4 to 2.
The Angels were leading 9 to 2 against the Seattle Mariners when Shige was called to relief the starter in the 8th inning. The 9th inning was a nightmare. He walked 2 in a row and was homered a 3 run. The Angels still won 9 to 5.
This time, Shige finished the 9th inning with 3 batters of the Texas Rangers in a 10 to 1 game.
April 8 Shige was the 3rd pitcher on the mound for the Angels from the 7th inning against the Cleveland Indians. He lost a run in each of the 2 innings he pitched. So it was a devastating evening for Shige. However, the Angels were already losing 1 to 7 so the loss did not count against him.
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