Matsui hopes slump is about to end

His two-run homer at New York could be a sign he's ready to turn things around

Updated: July 21, 2010, 12:54 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui admitted it felt good to get a long ovation before his second-inning at-bat Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, a crowd of 47,775 showering him with love. He hasn't been hearing much of that in Anaheim.

Before Tuesday's 10-2 Angels win, in which Matsui contributed a two-run home run, he admitted this season has been his most difficult since he crossed the Pacific seven years ago.

"Obviously, coming here to a different team, a different division and a different ...

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