Found May 07, 2012 on Bloody Sox:
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Welcome news for Red Sox fans to say the least, at least the ones who don’t mind his incessant nibbling. Today Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 4.2 scoreless innings for the AAA PawSox while allowing 2 hits and walking 3 batters. He struck out 4 batters as well. It was his third rehab start, and he is scheduled to make 2 more for the PawSox. Yet again he showed problems with nibbling and control though, something he still needs to work on. He threw 87 pitches, only 49 of them for strikes. Luckily for Dice-K he was facing a AAA lineup, but when he gets added to the major league roster he’s going to have to cut out the nibbling, because not only will he get shelled, Red Sox fans will have a collective conniption every time Dice-K is on the hill.
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