Sunday, March 27, 2011

The New Dice-K

Ever since new Sox pitching coach Curt Young persuaded Daisuke Matsuzaka to use two days, not one, to do his long-toss and side-session work, the right-hander has turned in three outstanding performances—notching a 1.62 ERA over that span. Yesterday, he went six full, yielding just one earned run (in the first inning), and continued to challenge hitters in the zone with his fastball. Thanks to Bobby Jenks blowing a 5-run 9th inning lead, he did not get a win. Could Dice-K be becoming a "pitch-to-contact" hurler? If that's the case, line-up the Noble Prize for Preventative Hiterature to Mr. Young.