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Dice-K will get another start

Daisuke Matsuzaka will reman in the starting rotation, despite letting up four runs on four hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday, Terry Collins said after after losing to the Cubs.

“That’s not the Daisuke we’ve been seeing,” Collins said about Matsuzaka’s start (ESPN, June 4). “The base on balls and falling behind in the count is stuff that he has not been doing. It cost him tonight. He put himself in some tough situations.”

Matsuzaka was moved back to the rotation last weekend after the team demoted Rafael Montero to an an extra, fresh arm to the bullpen from Triple-A.

“He hasn’t started consistently,” Collins added. “I know last year when Dan [Warthen] sped his tempo up he pitched better. So, certainly, that will be discussed.”




21 comments
kefhrny17
kefhrny17

It wouldn't have "cost" them if the offense could push in a run after the 6th every once in a while.

owlnut
owlnut

TC only cares if his position players are tired. Doesn't he think Dice-K might be tired? Silly me. He uses pitchers until their arms fall off. 

owlnut
owlnut

TC is only worried about his position players being tired. Doesn't he think that Dice-K may be tired? Silly me. TC will use him until his arm falls off.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Montero got caught in a roster crunch. They needed to make a roster move to bring in another RP and he was by far the obvious choice. Montero now has to stay down for at least 10 days. So Montero is not an option until after that spot in the rotation comes up 1 more time. Hence Dice K will get at least 1 more start.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Sure, Montero had a bad game or two. But Dice-K just stinks. Keep him for blowouts or long-relief if you must but no one (except maybe Terry and Sandy) wants top see this guy start. That's a 2.0 WHIP--against the worst team in MLB (well, maybe second-worst).

Mo Pena
Mo Pena

Fired terry already please

andrewf
andrewf

Terry Collins is the most deluded person I've ever heard talk about the game of baseball this side of WFAN. Only Terry could say Dice-K hasn't been walking guys and falling behind in the count... when he has 25 walks in 33 innings.


Can we fire this guy already? 

Gary Levitan
Gary Levitan

Oh Terry you are a hack.  This is pure nonsense!

Mo Pena
Mo Pena

I hope Thor has a couple good games at AAA so they can bring him up can wait for this to happen

hankypanky
hankypanky

Matsuzaka is being show-cased, and last night was a set-back. He has to prove that he's available for both starting and pen in order to raise his value. There's no choice but to trot him out several times.

mets2891
mets2891

Great, that's another unwatchable game I'll miss.

mets1962
mets1962

problem still remains hitting from 4 thru 8. Leaving too many people in scoring position. Also Wright needs a breather. They should bring Montero put Dice K back as long man in pen unless they are trying to build his trade value to a contender. Eventually mets need to deal to improve their offense. Its pitiful

theglider
theglider

He's tradeable. He did well starting against Arizona so why not? He's our only experienced pitcher who can be traded.

Mo Pena
Mo Pena

Agree bring montero back and put dice k in the bullpen where he is been doing a good job

Mo Pena
Mo Pena

Let's be realistic they are not getting nothing value for dice k

nvmets10
nvmets10

@theglider We are not getting ANYTHING substantive for Daisuke Matsuzaka unless he totally dominates as a starter for the next two months. That won't happen.

mets2891
mets2891

@theglider For what? A bag of balls?  There's a reason the Mets got him, he's not good.

theglider
theglider

And yet we got a top pitching prospect for a 40 year old knuckleballer.

Teams want experienced pitchers and will trade to get them. They'd rather have someone with a resume than risk getting an unknown. So showcase this guy and see what happens. If two teams want him then we will get something back.