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 fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins
The New York Mets? Daisuke Matsuzaka matched his big league-career high with 10 strikeouts on Saturday, but did not get a decision in a 5-4... Read more ...Dice-K shakes off, takes loss as Bucs top Mets 5-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Daisuke Matsuzaka shook off his rookie catcher, and the veteran pitcher wound up regretting it. Hot-hitting rookie Gregory Polanco homered and drove in four runs, resurgent right-hander Vance Worley pitched seven stingy innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Matsuzaka and the New York Mets 5-2 ...Braves-Mets Preview
The Atlanta Braves may have had their winning streak snapped, but a matchup with Daisuke Matsuzaka might help them bounce back immediately. They'll look to trouble Matsuzaka again Monday night when they open up a four-game set with the New York Mets at Citi Field. Atlanta (49-39) had won nine straight before a 3-1 home loss Sunday to Arizona. B.J. Upton was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts to end a ...Mets rely on Dice K in opener against Bucs
(SportsNetwork.com) - Daisuke Matsuzaka looks to bounce back from his first loss of the season when the New York Mets begin a four-game series in Pittsburgh.Mets, Matsuzaka hit a new low after latest loss to Braves
ATLANTA ? After watching Daisuke Matsuzaka succeed in a variety of roles this season, the Mets have to wonder if the veteran right-hander is finally out of gas. Twice in...Mets pitcher Jon Niese set to return against Seattle Mariners
Daisuke Matsuzaka was moved into the bullpen tonight but the Mets will be cautious using him there just in case something goes wrong with Niese.101.41 ¥/$ (5 p.m.)
PITTSBURGH ? Daisuke Matsuzaka shook off his rookie catcher, and the veteran pitcher wound up regretting it.Mets beat Atlanta Braves 4-3 with Ruben Tejada's walk-off single in 11th inning
Daisuke Matsuzaka contributes seven scoreless innings, but gets a no-decisionCompetition for rotation spots
Manager Terry Collins said it might not be Daisuke Matsuzaka who leaves the rotation when Dillon Gee returns.
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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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