Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rolling with Dice-K

When asked about Daisuke Matsuzaka before last night's game, Detroit manager Jim Leyland said, ""I don't give a [expletive] about him," Leyland said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I'm not getting into all that. I could give a [expletive] less. It's another pitcher."

Dice-K threw his first MLB complete game, allowing two runs on six hits. He got 17 outs on ground balls and struck out five batters. He did not give up a walk. I should repeat that. He didn't walk anybody, not even in the fourth inning, the inning of Dice-K doom. He threw 124 pitches, 89 of them for strikes.

After the game, Leyland said, "That Matsuki guy is the real deal. He's good."

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