Comments Off on Daisuke Matsuzaka Struggles in Debut, Baltimore Orioles Beat Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka , whom I consider to be trade bait for 20 cents on the dollar, made his season debut against the Baltimore Orioles and confirmed my harsh feelings towards him.

Matsuzaka is a former ace who won 18 games in 2008, and a return to those winning days would be very welcome, but his recent injury history and his lack of control has made him quite erratic, undependable, and dead weight. So, considering his rust and predictability, I was not in the least surprised at how he fared against his first two hitters. A struggling Adam Jones took a first pitch strike, watched as two fastballs and two curveballs missed, and jogged to first base. Jones is fleet of foot, and Matsuzaka kept a keen eye on him, but his attentiveness to the baserunner backf ...

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