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 tosses three scoreless frames Thursday
Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka returned to action Thursday against the Nationals, making his first appearance since Aug. 30. He permitted one hit and three walks while striking out one over three scoreless innings of work. He owns a 4.05 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 80 innings of relief.Josh Edgin, Daisuke Matsuzaka get cortisone injections in elbow
Mets pitchers Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka received cortisone injections in their ailing elbows Tuesday, the team announced.Dice-K, Edgin target weekend return to bullpen
Ailing Mets relievers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Josh Edgin both received cortisone injections in their pitching elbows, according to manager Terry Collins, putting them on track to rejoin the team this weekend in Cincinnati.Mets notes: Down two relievers
Relievers Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka received cortisone injections in their elbows and will be unavailable for a few days.Mets notes: Doctor visits
Manager Terry Collins is uncertain if Josh Edgin (elbow) or Daisuke Matsuzaka (discomfort) will pitch again this season.Edgin, Dice-K set to return to bullpen
Mets manager Terry Collins said after Friday's 14-5 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park that right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka and left-hander Josh Edgin will be available out of the bullpen on Saturday.Mets relievers Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka expected for Reds series
Also, Mets and Marlins lineupsFinal Score: Nationals 6, Mets 2?[insert playoff odds joke here]
The Mets fell behind early and never came back.Coming out from behind the camera
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TORONTO (AP) Rookie Dalton Pompey had three extra-base hits, Drew Hutchison won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 4-2 Friday night, ensuring that the Orioles will not finish with the best record in the American League.
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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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