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Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

Posted on: April 29, 2011 9:44 pm
Edited on: April 30, 2011 1:05 am
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By C. Trent Rosecrans

Daisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka left the Red Sox game against Seattle in the fifth inning with what the Red Sox are calling "right elbow tigthness."

Matsuzaka left the game after the leadoff hitter in the fifth inning, Ichiro Suzuki, hit a ball up the middle past him. Matsuzaka threw five fastballs to Suzuki, the last at 87 mph and none faster than 88 mph. After the single, catcher Jason Varitek went to the mound and appeared to call in manager Terry Francona and the team's trainers. After a discussion, Matsuzaka came out of the game.

Matt Albers replaced Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka allowed three hits and three runs (one earned) in four-plus innings of work. He walked four batters while striking out four. His velocity started in the low-90s before slowing throughout his outing.

Justin Smoak's first-inning two-run double broke Matsuzaka's 15-inning scoreless streak.

Following the game, Francona said Matsuzaka will be re-evaluated on Saturday and is still expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Angels at Fenway Park.

"I have an idea what's going on in my elbow right now," Matsuzaka said through his interpreter, according to the Boston Herald. "So I'm not worrying too much about it."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:06 pm
 

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 11:55 am
 

Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

I couldn't have written it like that if I tried.Nice.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2011 11:54 am
 

Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

I just can't get over the money they paid just to talk to this guy.50 Million.I know he makes a measly 10M a year, but I'd like to know how much the perks he gets costs.Perks nobody else gets.In the Marines, the players woulda pulled a soap in a sock on him by now.I wouldn't complain if the guy would do his job.DiceK should win at least 15 games for 10 years.I don't think that's asking too much to play a fun kids game & become a multi-millionaire.MLB players are more fragile than aunt Martha's china & I feel a DL stint coming up.2 wins now, maybe 6 by the Allstar break.Bard will probably wind up with more wins.     
      
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sp;  Sox management is to blame.They must have thought this guy was something special to pay that much just to talk to him.
I would love to see him win 8 or 10 in a row, maybe a couple no-hitters, a few shutouts so the Boston could trick someone into giving up a decent catcher/OF/IF/batboy.
Right now they couldn't get a cup of coffee for him.Domo arigato.Wink



Since: Apr 20, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 11:33 am
 

Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

Since day 1,Dice_K HAS ALWAYS DONE THINGS HIS WAY AND HOW HAS THAT WORKED OUT....INJURIES AND GETTING HAMMERED ON THE MOUND. WE ARE REALLY GETTING THE BANG FOR THE BUCK...YEA RIGHT. THEY MUST DO THINGS DIFFERENT IN JAPAN. OVER HERE,SINCE YOUR EMPLOYER IS THE ONE THAT PAYS YOU, YOU SHOULD DO WHAT THEY ASK. IWOULD LOVE TO DO WHAT I WANT BUT I WOULD BE LET GO.TO RED SOX MANAGEMENT,IT'S TIME TO PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN AND TELL DICE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT. IF NOT SAYONARRA.




Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: April 30, 2011 8:24 am
 

Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

When you learn Japanese then you can come back here and make a valid point.



Since: Aug 2, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2011 2:55 am
 

Matsuzaka leaves with 'right elbow tightness'

 Can any of these Japanese transplants learn any english? How long has Dice K been in this country? Oh, and how do you say puss in Japanese?


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