Daisuke Matsuzaka closes out final outing in Puerto Rico Winter League strong

In his 4th, and final outing today with the Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rico’s winter league, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, 36, finished his game strong against the Tiburones de Aguadilla, pitching 7 solid innings, while giving up just 3 hits and one earned run (an RBI single to Yovan Gonzalez in the 7th inning) along with a couple of walks given, and 3 strikeouts on 88 pitches thrown… though even with Dice-K’s stellar performance, his team still lost the game by a score of 3-2 against their opponents.

Daisuke Matsuzaka will wrap up his winter league campaign posting a record of 0-3, along with an earned run average of 2.70 in 4 starts (6 earned runs given up in 20 innings pitched), and 11 strikeouts to go against 11 walks with Gigantes…

Overall, Daisuke Matsuzaka did really well in his first taste of Baseball in the winter leagues, he kept his team in the game in every start… with opponents batting just .197 against him (batting average for LH hitters against him is just .182, while RH hitters with .212). Truly what the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (his current team in Nippon Professional Baseball) needed of him as a step to look forward for the upcoming season.

3 thoughts on “Daisuke Matsuzaka closes out final outing in Puerto Rico Winter League strong

  1. I hope he discovered mafongo (plantains mashed with garlic and diced peppers and then fried in bacon fat) while he was there. No point in spending a month and a half in Puerto Rico suffering REM deprivation from the coqui (see below) without at least scarfing down some mafongo.

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