Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Curtain Number One, Please.
Just a quick plea to Daisuke before he takes the mound tonight... I want to see this guy:Matsuzaka posted a 3-0 record with a 2.45 ERA in the World Baseball Classic, earning the tournament's MVP award for the second time (meaning, of course, that he is the only MVP that the WBC has seen thus far). Since then, Daisuke has morphed from the triumphant figure above into this guy:Since the end of the WBC, #18 has gone 1-5 with an 8.23 ERA... not to mention all of the strain he put on our bullpen early on (35 innings in 8 games).
He's back tonight, folks. And here's hoping he's more like the man behind curtain number one. I for one would be happy to wave the Japanese flag at Fenway if it means a win for the team enigma...