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Least Surprising News Ever

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. 

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‘”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?

Just adds another chapter to the compellingly unique saga of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s American journey.

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?

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