// Daisuke Matsuzaka

Philly Phlunks in Boston Yet Again

One night after a 12-2 trouncing of the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park, Boston defeated Philadelphia one more time, by the incredibly close score of 10-2. Big news was made before the game began when Daisuke Matsuzaka, freshly recovered from a food-poisoning-induced vomiting Wednesday, was scratched from his starts just moments before the game began. […]

Dice-K Dominates Tribe, Runs Scoreless Streak to 13.2 IP

Fresh off a disappointing loss on Sunday against the Orioles, the Red Sox headed to Cleveland to take on another punchless, hapless team in the Indians. This isn’t your father’s Indians. This isn’t the Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, and Roberto Alomar 1,000-run Indians. Hell, this isn’t even the Indians of a couple years ago. This […]

Tim Wakefield Keeping Josh Beckett’s Spot Warm?

Josh Beckett is slated to return from the 15-day DL on June 3, and his first attempt to get the ball rolling on his 2010 campaign was scheduled for June 5. Key word being was. That time-table just got a whole lot hazier with Sunday’s announcement that Beckett won’t even attempt to throw another side […]

Matsuzaka Shaky as Sox Fall to Royals 4-3

In his first start since nearly no-hitting the Phillies, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked as if he might be making another march toward the feat. While he did not allow a hit until the fourth inning, it was the fifth inning that proved to be his unraveling in a 4-3 loss to the Royals. Matsuzaka (3-2) walked […]

Dice-K Flirts With No Hitter, Sox Win in Ellsbury’s Return

Daisuke Matsuzaka has mostly had a bad season. He entered Saturday night’s game in Philadelphia with a 7.89 ERA in four starts after his return from the disabled list. The numbers would be much worse if you take out his outstanding performance against the Blue Jays two turns ago (7 IP, 1 ER, 9 Ks). […]

Red Sox 2010 Payroll: $168 Million Sure Doesn’t Buy What it Used to

Talks of a prolonged recession and rampant unemployment have led us all to take money saving strides. We as a nation we’ve begun stretching each and every dollar, car pooling, bargain hunting, skipping concerts, and sporting events we used to go to, to steal a line from John McCain, we’re cutting our pork spending. In the meantime, Theo Epstein’s having […]

The Real Josh Beckett: Is He Worth $68 million?

Red Sox fans don’t recognize the guy wearing Josh Beckett’s number 19 jersey these days. So far this year, he hasn’t resembled the pitcher who saved the Sox’s season when they were down 3-1 to Cleveland in the 2007 ALCS. This isn’t the guy we look forward to watching when his turn in the rotation […]

Papelbombed! Sox Closer Blows Save, Yankees Win 11-9

Monday’s game featured a matchup of two hot pitchers, with Daisuke Matsuzaka coming off his best outing of the season to face Phil Hughes, who entered the game at 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA. The two starters were anything but hot, however, as both struggled to keep their pitch counts down against the patient ball clubs. […]

Matsuzaka Shines as Red Sox Roll to 6-1 Victory

Forget 2009. The 2008 version of Daisuke Matsuzaka is making its way back. Dice-K looked to be back in his old form and as sharp as ever on Tuesday night, as he led the Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Matsuzaka pitched seven strong innings, allowing only three baserunners and striking […]

Red Sox Sweep Halos, Yankees Series Looms

For the first time since beating the Yankees on Opening Night, the Red Sox are again above .500 (at 15-14), and it took a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to do it. Winning the fourth game of the series on Thursday night was no easy feat, however. The Red Sox were […]

Red Sox Fall to Orioles in Matsuzaka’s Return

2010 was supposed to be a fresh start for Daisuke Matsuzaka after his injury plagued 2009 season, but his debut was not the outing Sox fans had been hoping for. While Matsuzaka would allow just one hit over the first four innings, things fell apart in the fifth and Daisuke ended up in a familiar […]

Dice-K Set to Return, Again

He’s almost back, finally. As Daiske Matusuzaka is scheduled to make his first start for the Sox since Oct. 2, Boston can only hope he doesn’t fall apart again, his body or his season. He has been solid in his three rehab starts in AAA, dominating his (obviously inferior) competition. “I think I’ve thrown enough […]

Red Sox 2010 Roster Preview: Starting Pitching

Some would say that Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels is the best one-two punch in baseball. Others would argue that Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee will lead the Mariners to the post season. The there are some who say C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett are two of the best starters in the American League. I […]

Red Sox 2009 Starting Rotation Review

The mixed bag that was the starting rotation received a B+ in my report card.  If the Red Sox could pitch Josh Beckett and Jon Lester every other day, they would have earned an A+, however, that’s just not possible. Numbers 1 and 1A each started 32 games and Clay Buchholz, who was mostly strong, added 16 more. Some quick math indicates that […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]