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Lost in the debut of Daisuke Matsuzaka last night, was the three-hit performance of third baseman Wilmer Flores, the player whose numbers were mostly the product of the Pacific Coast League, according to some so-called experts. Experts I took pride in calling out a couple of weeks ago, one of them projecting Flores as a .240-ish hitter in the majors.
It was the fourth multiple-hit game in 13 starts for the right-handed phenom who is now batting .306 since making his debut on August 6 – the day he turned 22-years old.
In addition to his prowess as a hitter, Flores has also shown glimpses of the middle of the order hitter many scouts projected as his 11 RBI in those 13 starts would indicate.
In his short stint thus far, we’ve seen a very disciplined hitter and as Keith Hernandez pointed out, “it’s amazing how Flores protects the plate when he has two strikes on him.”
“Nobody would know that better than you,” quipped Gary Cohen.
During the series in San Diego, Terry Collins called for ...
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Wilmer Flores will get a chance to play second this week, according to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. .
The infielder, who spent the majority of his season playing second in Triple-A, had started 14 games at third base since he was called up, filling in for the injured David Wright.
On Sunday, Collins gave Flores a day off, in part to keep him off his right ankle, which he sprained...
Last year the Mets’ SP had a terrible time against the Braves but this year has been a different story. One of the biggest reasons for that has been the success of rookie Zack Wheeler, who has squared off against Atlanta three times and has a 3-0 record. While Wheeler has been the beneficiary of some strong offense this year, he’s also pitched very well against the Braves...
Daisuke Matsuzaka will get to face the Detroit Tigers afterall this season. It just will not come as a member of the Cleveland Indians.
Signed to a minor league deal with the Indians in the off-season the 32-year-old Matsuzaka never made it to the major leagues. Released two days ago, Matsuzaka was picked up by the New York Mets.
Matsuzaka will start for the Mets on Friday after...
The Mets signed
former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka yesterday. Matsuzaka arrived in the
United States amongst much fanfare back in 2007. The Red Sox paid an
astronomical ransom of $51M posting fee to Japan to negotiate with him. Then
the BoSox signed him to a 6 year $52M contract.
live up to expectations, though he did have a solid season in 2008, his second
Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his release from the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. It didn’t take long for him to find a new employer.
The Japanese right-hander has agreed to a contract with the New York Mets, according to CBS Sports.com. According to the report, Matsuzaka will go straight to the big leagues for New York. The hurler hadn’t seen any...
The New York Mets are the latest team to take a chance on Daisuke Matsuzaka.
The Mets signed the Japanese right-hander to a one-year contract on Thursday and plan to start him in the opener of a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers.
The 32-year-old Matsuzaka was released by Cleveland on Tuesday at his request. He had spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus after failing...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the New York Mets have signed former Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K was granted his unconditional release by the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. With all of the injuries the Mets have suffered to their pitching staff (Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia), it appears that Matsuzaka will be slotted right into the major league rotation...
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. The Actual Daisuke Matsuzaka to Pitch Today 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule The Actual Daisuke Matsuzaka to Pitch Today The Purpose of This Post The purpose of this post is to announce how former Seibu […]
Daisuke Matsuzaka won't be wearing his lucky #18 on his new Mets uniform—and he might need it. Tonight, Dice-K makes his Mets debut (wearing Doc Gooden's old #16) against the vaunted Tigers lineup. The team made the announcement after it was widely rumored that he'd been inserted into the rotation immediately. The Mets have suffered a string of injuries to starting...
Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets and will make a start for the club tomorrow (Friday). Matsuzaka was previously with the Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers where he went 5-8 with a 3.92 earned run average. He had asked for his release and was granted it.
The move came about because pitcher Jeremy Hefner is considering going under...
Tweet The New York Mets, currently 18.5 games out of first place, have signed 32-year old Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a contract. Matsuzaka was recently released from his minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, where he was 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA with their AAA-affiliate Columbus. Dice-K is scheduled to start for the […]
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According to cbssports.com, Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets, sources say.
Rumor has it, he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets.
The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately, including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia.
We here at New York Sports-Kings will keep you updated on the Byrd situation...
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets sources say.
Word is he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets.
The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
At first glance of the boxscore, Daisuke Matsuzaka was who we thought he was. And there was no way that Miguel Cabrera would let him off the hook. Dice K gave up two home runs including a three run shot to Cabrera that tragically landed in somebody's pierogies in the Acela Club, and the Mets predictably lost to the Tigers 6-1.
Considering that Daisuke's outing was peppered...