Dice-K Leaves Much To Be Desired, Tigers Roll Mets 6-1
Newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka took the mound for the Amazins tonight, but unfortunately the results were far from spectacular.
It didn’t take long for the Tigers to strike. On an 0-2 pitch to Torii Hunter, Matsuzaka conceded his first run as a Met, an absolute moon shot to left field. He allowed subsequent hits, but escaped relatively unscathed at 1-0.
Although he settled down after the next three, Dice-K’s night was done after five frames. His final line was a mediocre one:
5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
The Mets threatened slightly in the eighth, but to no avail. Travis d’Arnaud popped up to center with runners on first and second to end the threat.
The theme continued in the ninth, as the Mets went rather quietly (besides an Eric Young Jr. double) as they were handed their 68th loss of the year.
About the Author: Robert Costello
I'm a journalism/communication major at George Washington University with dreams of becoming a sports writer one day. Born in Forest Hills and lucky enough to have a diehard fan for a father, naturally I've been watching and rooting for the Mets my entire life. My favorite player of all-time is Mike Piazza, but Matt Harvey is quickly catching up. I also write baseball blogs for Fanonomics.com. Follow me @RobCostello_MMO.
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