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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
He's Dice-K, he doesn't have to make sense
Daisuke Matsuzaka is one of the great mysteries in sports. He has the ability to completely baffle hitters but he's one of the most frustrating athletes because he rarely lives up to any sort of expectations.
Like a friend or relative that's a screwup, I guess we have to go start by start with the Diceman and not dwell on past success or his recent failures. Just living in the moment.
So there he was last night at Fenway Park, toeing the rubber and unleashing a gem against the Blue Jays. Matsuzaka (2-1) went seven innings, giving up one earned run on three hits with no walks and nine strikeouts.
Boston (18-16) won 6-1 over the Blue Jays (19-16), their fifth straight win vs. Toronto this season.
The Red Sox' scrappy offense (ie. no power) continued to scratch runs out of not much substance. They got two runs in the first off a groundout and sacrifice fly.
Jason Varitek continued to swing a hot bat, crushing a solo homer in the second inning. It's his sixth home run of the season, haha he's batting .342
Boston added a run in the fourth on Darnell McDonald's RBI double and two in the fifth on a wild pitch and fielder's choice.
Toronto finally solved Dice-K in the sixth with an RBI double by Fred Lewis but that's all they get on the night.
The Sox go for the sweep with an afternoon matinee pitting Tim Wakefield against Shawn Marcum.