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.
Matsuzaka effective in third rehab start
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list... Read more ...Mets? Dice-K strong in rehab outing
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka had a another strong rehab outing on Saturday, tossing six innings of one-run ball in a game for the... Read more ...Matsuzaka almost ready to throw
The New York Mets? Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, should be able to... Read more ...Dice-K throws solid rehab outing
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw three scoreless innings in his first rehab start in Single-A St. Lucie?s game on Monday... Read more ...Matsuzaka has bullpen session
New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off the mound in a bullpen practice Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled... Read more ...Daisuke Shines in BK
The bridge rivalry continued between Staten Island and Brooklyn on Thursday night for game two of the series in front of a sellout crowd of 8,005 at MCU Park. With Mets RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound as a part of his rehabilitation, the Cyclones shutout the Yankees, 2-0.103.77 ¥/$ (5 p.m.)
Daisuke Matsuzaka's sharp rehab outing on Saturday, during which he needed just 69 pitches (43 strikes) to get through six innings with three strikeouts and no walks, was another promising step forward in his recovery from a sore right elbow that has kept him sidelined since late July.S.I. Yanks drop 2-0 decision to Daisuke Matsuzaka, Cyclones
The 2014 Staten Island Yankees got their first taste of the big leagues Thursday night at MCU Park in Brooklyn, and it wasn't a very pleasant experience. The Baby Bombers are currently battling the Brooklyn Cyclones and two other New...Matsuzaka Helps B-Mets Sweep Doubleheader
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run over six innings and also drew a bases-loaded walk in a rehab start to help the B-Mets beat Reading 2-1, then they beat the Fightin Phils again 7-3 to climb within a half-game of first-place Portland.
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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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