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With John Smoltz the new man in, the odd man out is Daisuke Matsuzaka.

For the record, that plugs a future Hall of Famer with a 127 ERA+ (who hasn't posted an ERA over 3.50 in any full or partial season since 1994) into a rotation that features the following ERAs over their last six starts each:
  • 1.60
  • 2.52  
  • 3.12
  • 4.82  

We'll take it. 

5 comments… add one
  • Dice to the 15 day DL, but this one sounds as if it could end being for a lot longer:
    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2009/06/matsuzaka_moved.html

    SF June 21, 2009, 1:07 pm
  • ‘”We don’t know all the specifics yet, but it’s not an injury (that has led to his struggles),” said Francona.’
    Odd. I’m sure this has happened to a number of pitchers before but I’m drawing a blank. Can you think of a pitcher who was on the dl with shoulder weakness for months without any underlying injury?

    Nick-YF June 21, 2009, 1:12 pm
  • Just adds another chapter to the compellingly unique saga of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s American journey.

    Paul SF June 21, 2009, 1:25 pm
  • Just got back from a wedding. Beckett tossed a shutout last night? F*ck yeah. Ortiz homered today? NICE.
    With Daisuke going to the DL, who is coming up? Buchholz? Or are they going to have a normal 5-man rotation now instead of the temporary 6-man one?

    Atheose June 21, 2009, 2:48 pm
  • Five-man, Ath. Smoltz was already scheduled to pitch in Daisuke’s spot.

    Paul SF June 21, 2009, 5:18 pm

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