9:10 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014

Fantasy Update

4 hours ago
Rotoworld
With Kyle Farnsworth getting the day off, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched a perfect ninth for his first major league save on Thursday.
Apr 23, 2014
KFFL
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SP Daisuke Matsuzaka is an option to close ...
Apr 18, 2014
KFFL
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he considers SP Daisuke Matsuzaka as a candidate ...
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Daisuke Matsuzaka earns first save in majors, leaving open possibility of more to come

Also, Curtis Granderson continues to climb out of hole
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Mets top Cardinals 4-1 as Daisuke Matsuzaka makes debut as closer and earns save

Bartolo Colon allows one run over seven innings while Chris Young hits first home run with team.

Surprise! Dice-K closes out Cards

NEW YORK -- Terry Collins wasn't kidding. Fans may have laughed at his suggestion that there's "no question" that Daisuke Matsuzaka can close games for the New York Mets. Some rival scouts and executives may have scoffed at the idea. Collins was serious, and he showed it Thursday afternoon, handing the ball to Matsuzaka in the ninth and watching him record his first major-league save in the Mets' 4-1 win over the Cardinals. While Matsuzaka isn't the Mets closer -- not yet -- there's now little doubt that he could move into that role.
Rotoworld 4 hours ago

Daisuke Matsuzaka picks up first save - Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) New York Mets

With Kyle Farnsworth getting the day off, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched a perfect ninth for his first major league save on Thursday.
KFFL 5 hours ago

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka records first save

New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka had a perfect inning to pick up his first ...
Newsday 22 hours ago

Mets' Daisuke Matsuzaka can be answer to several pitching questions

Daisuke Matsuzaka has been in the middle of a riddle before. Remember the gyroball? In 2007, Matsuzaka apparently (possibly) was the first major leaguer to throw that mystery pitch, which was either a revolution in physics or merely an urban legend born in a Japanese lab and destined to be the Bigfoot of baseball.

Could Dice-K close? TC: 'No question'

NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka would prefer to be pitching in the first inning. There might be just as good a chance, though, that the New York Mets try him in the ninth. Asked Wednesday if he thought Matsuzaka could close games, manager Terry Collins didn't hesitate. "No question," Collins said. Collins knows he needs to have potential closers in mind, as the Mets go through this season without Bobby Parnell, who had Tommy John surgery. Jose Valverde held the job for less than three weeks.
MetsBlog Apr 23, 2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka could be a closer

“Yes,” Terry Collins replied Wednesday when asked if Daisuke Matsuzaka has the ability to be a closer. That said, Collins was clear to point out that Kyle Farnsworth is still his closer. Matsuzaka tossed one scoreless inning in relief on Saturday, and three scoreless — and hitless — innings in relief on Sunday. He made only […]
KFFL Apr 23, 2014

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka a closing option?

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SP Daisuke Matsuzaka is an option to close ...
MetsBlog Apr 21, 2014

Matsuzaka looked good in back-to-back relief appearances

Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed one scoreless inning in relief on Saturday, and three scoreless — and hitless — innings in relief on Sunday. He made only one relief appearance in the major leagues before this weekend. Matsuzaka lost out to Jenrry Mejia during a Spring Training competition for the final spot in the team’s starting rotation. […]
New York Post Apr 20, 2014

Dice-K adjusts to pitching out of pen

Daisuke Matsuzaka, a career starter, made only his second relief appearance ever on Saturday. He apparently is growing into the role, coming back on a second straight day and tossing...
Newsday Apr 20, 2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches two games in a row for first time since 2004

Mets righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka had not pitched in consecutive games since the 2004 Japan Series.

Dice-K lasts 3 hitless in major-league first

NEW YORK -- As anyone who has followed Daisuke Matsuzaka's career knows, it's not true that Sunday was the first time Matsuzaka has pitched on back-to-back days. Not even close. Matsuzaka's legend in Japan began to be written when he pitched a 17-inning complete game in the national high school tournament, then pitched an inning the next day for a save, then threw a nine-inning no-hitter the day after that. Of course, that was 16 years ago. It still brings a smile to Matsuzaka's face, as it did when it was brought up after his three hitless innings in the New York Mets' 14-inning, 4-3...
Mets 360 Apr 19, 2014

Can Daisuke Matsuzaka cut it in the bullpen?

As the New York Mets came back to Queens to start their 10-game homestand last night, the team brought up Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday while reassigning John Lannan. With the Mets having five healthy starters (save for Jenrry Mejia’s blister issues and Bartolo Colon’s back problems), the only chance where Matsuzaka can make his mark with the club is in the bullpen. It’s not a place Matsuzaka is used to, as he only made one relief appearance in his career. So how will Matsuzaka adapt to this new role? Well, considering this is his only chance to pitch in the big leagues at the moment,...
KFFL Apr 18, 2014

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka considered insurance

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he considers SP Daisuke Matsuzaka as a candidate ...

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