Daisuke Matsuzaka Spins A GEM Against One Of The Best...Can You Believe It!
Mesmerizing baseball authored by Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Boston Red Sox. Daisuke was unhittable (LITERALLY!) until the 8th inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the tough hitting Philadelphia Cheesteaks (oops, I'm hungry) Phillies by a score of 5-0. That's the Daisuke we NEED, all season long. Terry Francona and his catcher, Jason Varitek, were watching. Here they are...
"He got in a rhythm,’’ Francona said of Matsuzaka. “He got it, he threw it. That’s the best fastball we’ve seen. He established that, his slider, threw some of the better changeups we’ve seen. That was fun to watch.’’
And our captain...
“He was strong through the zone again. His slider was late, his cutter was short, and had just enough mixes of some changeups in there. He had a low breaking-ball zone, able to get some breaking balls down in the count called. Had some good life on his fastball.’’
This would have been a classic game to watch in person or on TV but FOX, in their "infinite" wisdom (read as expletive deleted idiots), declined to let us do so. I cannot remember the last time a Sox game was not available here in north central Connecticut except for the always supporting WTIC AM 1080 on radio. So that was my night, listening to the game on the radio. I was happy no matter what and I will watch the NESN 8AM one hour replay, just to see near perfection for myself. Thanks, Daisuke. Keep it going. Afternoon baseball from Philly with Wakes on the hill today.
Click on this post's title for full details of yesterdays UN-TELEVISED game and as always, BE WELL. I love ya! Sayonara.