Thursday, August 23, 2007


Surprisingly, Daisuke was lit up by the young Devil Rays in his last outing. I say "surprisingly" because the Rays have taken a real nosedive this month, often struggling to score runs. The outburst against Matsuzaka in his last start was one of the few games in recent weeks when the Manta Rays were able to put any runs on the board. It won't happen again.

I'm going to use my last Daisuke versus the Skates prediction again. I'm sure I'll get it right this time. I was just ahead of myself.

7 IP
7 hits
2 walks
2 runs
8 Ks

The Yankees will lose again in Anaheim and the division will be all but sewn up at the end of the night.


At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Absolutely no way the Rays beat up on Daisuke twice in a row. I think he goes 7in allowing 3r or less.

I also think the Yankees have a decent chance of winning tonight. Mussina is a right handed Igawa. Petite is at least decent.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Tully Moxness said...

Do you think it's possible that the Red Sox just hate Daisuke? Seriously, 1 frigging run against Edwin Jackson?!? He never seems to be pitching with a lead, and it's gotten ridiculous.

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Looks like even Edwin Jackson turns into Cy Young when the sox offense hits for Daisuke.

I bet he must've threw up when he realized that Manny and Pedroia weren't playing behind him.

Another wasted performance. They better score against this Rays pen.

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really getting irritating. Daisuke again came through with a good pitching day and again the Sox couldn't get more than 1 freakin' run for Dice. Unbelievable. Why do the bats come through when Beckett is pitching and he gives up a lead or any other pitcher in the lineup for that matter. I agree with Tully on this one, I think the Sox just hate the Dice-Man.

At 11:58 AM, Blogger John said...

I don't know what to say anymore
Maybe Matsuzaka should demand a trade

At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Matsuzaka Fan! said...

It was too bad again.
He will have a revenge sometime : )

At 2:41 PM, Anonymous yoyo said...

You guys are dumb, Edwin Jackson has been filthy in his last 5 starts. He was once regarded as a top 5 pitching prospect. Maybe he's putting it together recently. No wait, the Sox just don't want to score runs sometimes.

At 11:03 PM, Blogger pgriffith said...

I agree with Tully Moxness - I am beginning to think the Red Sox hate Daisuke? I don't think I can bear to watch another game he pitches; they just cannot score runs. It seems they always score for Lester, Wakefield, Beckett, & Schilling. 14 out of 16 games the Sox have scored 2 runs or less to support Daisuke. They should hang their heads in shame.

At 6:13 AM, Blogger miz said...

the red sox offense is racist!!!!

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous myasu said...

Oh c'mon!
Don't be stupid.
Now the curse of Yawkey???

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matsuzaka would puke at today's boston double-header scores

Can you believe that?
20+ runs for Beckett and Schilling

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matsuzaka would puke at today's boston double-header scores

Can you believe that?
20+ runs for Beckett and Schilling

At 3:33 AM, Blogger Yakyuu Shonen said...

Overall, Matsuzaka has decent run support (5.19) per game, close to Mr. Tavarez (5.25) and Wakefield (5.26). It's all a matter of getting run siupport consistently, though. While getting up ten runs ahead of an opponent is good, it's best to *always* be up 1 run.

For the record, Beckett's run support is the highest of the team's main starters with 6.92 and Schilling's is 4.87.

Here's some ESPN stats

At 5:08 AM, Blogger John said...

Matsuzaka's average run support gives people a false conception of his pitching content
His run support was bloated by those 5 games in May, when Red Sox scored a massive 54 runs in 5 games for him if I remember.
During his last 17 starts, the average run support was probably sub 2

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