Monday, May 14, 2007

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched a complete game for the Sox tonight, defeating the Tigers 7-1. He really pitched a gem, defeating the defending AL chaps at Fenway in a game that was closer than it appeared from the score. The Sox scored 4 runs in the 8th, highlighted by a Julio Lugo 3-run triple.

This is kind of interesting - Dice-K's complete game today was the Red Sox first of the season in their 37th game. During the game, Jerry Remy mentioned that the 1978 Red Sox had 57 complete games, including 16 by Dennis Eckersley! Even Remy was surprised that they had pitched that many. It's an amazing change in how the game is played now as compared to how it was played 30 years ago.


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