A Japanese baseball pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka first earned fame in Japan as a high school standout and then as the ace for the Seibu Lions. He throws two-seam and four-seam fastballs along with a plus curve and a plus slider. Matsuzaka was the ace for Japan in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics as well as the 2006 World Baseball Classic, in which he won the championship game.
Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan each leave Mets game looking to improve
Also, Rafael Montero solid againDice-K, Lannan favorites for fifth spot in rotation
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a track record, so too does John Lannan. Consequently, each has an advantage over Jenrry Mejia in the competition for the fifth spot in the Mets' rotation.Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka finally feeling at peace and throwing how he wants to
Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka finally feeling at peace and throwing how he wants to (via NJ.com) JUPITER, Fla. ? To understand Daisuke Matsuzaka?s current state of being, watch him on the mound. Each action, even when it is inaction,...Daisuke Matsuzaka in midseason form, which means slow
PORT ST. LUCIE ? Daisuke Matsuzaka was in midseason form during a Mets bullpen session on Wednesday. In other words, the veteran right-hander was deliberate with his approach and in...Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka already in regular season form
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. ? As the Mets ease into spring training, on just the fifth official day for pitchers and catchers, it is apparent that Daisuke Matsuzaka is working off his own schedule. He began throwing on Jan....Recker, Brown homer on tough day for hurlers, D
The Mets got late home runs from Anthony Recker and Andrew Brown, while Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan didn't help themselves in their bids for a rotation job on Friday in a 5-5 tie with the Cardinals.Media glare dimmed, Dice-K goes about business
At one time the Japanese media covered Daisuke Matsuzaka's every move. Now he pitches in relative quiet as he tries to win a spot in the Mets' rotation.Mets 1B Ike Davis scratched from lineup with calf tightness
Also, Terry Collins reiterated that John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka are the leaders for the fifth-starter spotDice-K delivers two innings in spring debut vs. Cards
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run over two innings in his spring debut as the Mets lost to the Cardinals, 7-1, on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium.On Deck: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets on Friday
Scheduled Starters: RHP Carlos Martinez (Cardinals), RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Mets)
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In Japan's national high school tournament, Matsuzaka threw back-to-back complete game wins, throwing 250 pitches, then pitched an inning in relief the next day. On the fourth day, he started again and again got the win with a complete game, throwing about 400 pitches in four days.
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