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Dice-K says his hamstring is fine

Daisuke Matsuzaka was hit in the leg with a line drive in the sixth inning Tuesday night.

He got out of the inning, but did not return to pitch the seventh inning.

Terry Collins later said he would have pulled Matsuzaka from the game at the time, regardless of the line drive, because Matsuzaka had already thrown more than 100 pitches.

“It’s not too bad,” Matsuzaka said about his leg after the game (ESPN, June 11). “But, it should start swelling up, I think, by tomorrow. So we’ll see what happens.”




11 comments
bptomatoes
bptomatoes

how do say O Fu#k in Japanese?   !!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)   lol

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

He's a pro, and he demonstrated it last night. The young brats should take a cue from him

Patrick Mulcahy
Patrick Mulcahy

Collins did not say he would pull Dice K at that point because of pitch count. I listened to the radio interview after the game and he said just the opposite. He said that 100 pitches is not that many pitches for Dice K and they would have let him go out to face at least the first batter the next inning...

Ron W. Davis
Ron W. Davis

i was not a major fan when we got him last year . But when i am wrong i be fast in admiting i am wrong. Dice K like R A Dickey before and Rick Reed we were lucked out to get . I credit the player over the GM for taking a chance.  Dice K made me into a believer in him like R A who was not made for MLB before coming to us. barely on his last legs got here showed hard work paid off. Turn skeptics like me into believers.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Matsuzaka is a true vet, always displaying grit and doing what is best for the team, both in the bullpen and the starting rotation. He will be missed if he's traded.

darkknight
darkknight

I watched Terry Collins post-game say that he was NOT going to take out Dice-K anyway... He said Dice-K was only at 100 pitches which isn't huge for him, and he was going to start the next inning until he got hit. Wrong again metsblog

Rich
Rich

Fire Collins..... We want a poll

owlnut
owlnut

He threw a lot of pitches early, but was never in any real trouble. He seemed to pitch better after he was hit. I'm impressed by his ability. I can now see why he was a great pitcher with the Red Sox. My only fear is that TC will destroy him, as he has done with too many pitchers.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Dice, continues to perform an outstanding job! Good for Him and Good for our Mets!

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@darkknight  The ESPN article they link too also says TC would've left him in. Plus Dice K never says his hamstring is fine as the headline says. If you read the article he said fine about his pitch count: “Pitch-count-wise I think I would have been able to go into the next inning fine,” They have the quote about the hamstring in the post and that seems a little more worrisome than that his hammy is fine as he said "It's not too bad" “But, it should start swelling up, I think, by tomorrow. So we’ll see what happens.” So I guess we can expect him to be pulled from his next start and put on the DL.

marcbklyn
marcbklyn

@Brian Webster @darkknight And the headline here, "Dice K says his hamstring is fine," is inconsistent with the quote “It’s not too bad, . . . [b]ut, it should start swelling up, I think, by tomorrow. So we’ll see what happens.”

MetsBlog needs to tighten things up here. I may think half the comments are from cranks and the opinions of the writers/contributors hit and miss, but at least the information should be accurate.