If they get someone on base, they better take advantage of it…
from the Boston Herald -
After Toronto beat Dice-K, 2-1, last Tuesday at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays strongly hinted that Matsuzaka is most vulnerable when pitching out of the stretch. If nothing else, numbers confirm that his command isn’t as perfect out of the shortened delivery. With the bases empty this season, he has struck out 19 and walked none in 51 batters faced. When a runner reaches first, however, Matsuzaka has walked five and struck out four in 24 plate appearances.
Then again, this assumes that the Yankees can get some guys on in the first place tonight.