Daisuke Matsuzaka, pitcher. A shoulder barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic shoulder. Daisuke Matsuzaka will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.
He disappears for four three months after starting the season with an 8.23 ERA, faces the team with the second most runs scored in the majors, and puts up a spectacular six inning, three hit, five strikeout and most importantly ZERO run performance? What else do you expect us to think they did to him down in Fort Myers, lifted weights?
Update: After reading through the blogsphere, I’m confused why everybody is praising Dice-K for “pounding the zone.” He threw 56% of pitches for strikes, and that includes swings and misses outside of the strike zone. People, be happy for his performance, but don’t pretend the bionic makeover turned Dice-K into Curt Schilling circa 2004.