Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top o' the 9th - remember that asian guy... Dice K Who.

Hey all you sox nation followers. 

Everyone who knows me has probably heard my opinion on most baseball things regardless of their desire to or not.  Most people know my feelings about the length of the season.  Its long and the real red sox and the real yankees show up at the all star break.

That being said it is nice to see the sox only .5 a game out in the division. 

In other news today, i'll be hitting the road to the field in a few minutes to get my work out swerve on... 

I read the article on Dice K on line and thought about that movie with Tom Selleck (Mr. Baseball).  I know they called Dice K godzilla, I know he had the "gyro ball" (which basically was a screw ball, which has been around for 80 years), I know we spent 150 million on him just to get him here (which made him the most expensive thing since solid gold sushi... I do, however, stand by my thought that there is a reason why American players end up in japan as a twilight years thing, or an infancy to a career.  It's just not the same caliber of play.  The guy throws an insane amount of pitches per game.  Might have worked over in the land of the rising sun , but over here you end up with a mediocre ERA and tommy john surgery.

Just sayin....   catch you all on the warning track.

From http://www.redsox.com/
Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka went home to Japan to tend to some personal business, and on his way back, he will stop in Southern California to get a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. Lewis Yocum.
"We gave him permission to go home before that," said manager Terry Francona. "It's personal though. He's not going [to Japan] to have surgery. I talked to him probably two or three times in-depth."
Matsuzaka's appointment with Yocum will come before the end of May.

Matsuzaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with what Red Sox medical director Dr. Tom Gill diagnosed as a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. The hope is that rest and rehab will help improve the ailment and that Matsuzaka will not need to undergo Tommy John surgery, a procedure which would take him off the mound for the remainder of this season and at least a large chunk of 2012.
Though one published report said that Matsuzaka wanted to get a second opinion from a Japanese doctor, that apparently was not the case.
Before going on the DL, Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 5.30 ERA in eight starts. He initially felt discomfort in his elbow on April 29 during a start against the Mariners. The life on his fastball wasn't there in the two starts he made after that.


NY Yankees2521.543-5-5L115-1310-85/23 vs TOR, L 3-75/24 vs TOR, 7:05 PM
Tampa Bay2622.542-3-7L111-1315-95/23 @ DET, L 3-65/24 @ DET, 7:05 PM
Boston2522.5320.58-2L116-109-125/23 @ CLE, L 2-35/24 @ CLE, 7:05 PM
Toronto2423.5111.57-3W111-1113-125/23 @ NYY, W 7-35/24 @ NYY, 7:05 PM
Baltimore2124.4673.55-5W212-149-105/22 vs WSH, W 2-15/24 vs KC, 7:05 PM

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