What to make of this?

Today marked the major league debut of Daisuke Matzusaka, and well, he did alright for himself. The man who cost somewhere in the range of $50 million to talk to put up a solid performance against the more-wins-the-Cardinals Royals. Dice’s line? He went 7 innings giving up 6 hits, while allowing one run, which was a solo shot by David DeJesus in the bottom of the 6. Dice’s most impressive number? Ten strikeouts. This is a great number for your professional debut, regardless of the last league you were in. I want to talk about one statistic in particular: the home run.

Dice K did not lose the game when he gave up that home run. In fact, the Red Sox were up 2-0 before heading into the bottom of the 6th. Though it did lessen the lead for the visiting team, and probably shook the pitcher’s confidence, it didn’t fuck up the whole thing. Somehow, I think that one home run-as much as an anomaly as it is-could be an indicator of things to come. I think his season could be shot if he incurs a string of games where he gets lit up for at least two home runs (possibly on a long roadtrip?) . He does play for the Boston Red Sox, who have more than enough money to do some trading (they’re not going to do that THIS early in the season). Other than that, great debut by Matsuzaka, and I could be wrong (I’m willing to admit it), and no “I told ya so”s.

I think this also starts a string of posting on a regular basis.

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~ by mrflash on April 5, 2007.

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