Once again, Daisuke Matsuzaka has only one bad inning

About a month ago, I wrote about how 91% of the innings Daisuke Matsuzaka has pitched have been pretty good.

I wrote about how if you took out 4 1/3 out of his 49 innings pitched, he would be putting up Cy Young caliber numbers.

Last night? More of the same.
He pitched 5 shutout innings last night and let up 3 runs in one inning.

He’s 5-3 with a 4.50 ERA over 60 innings. He’s let up 31 walks and 50 hits, striking out 50.

Let’s take the one bad inning from last night’s game and the one bad inning from his previous start along with the other 4 1/3 innings.

That’s 6 1/3 innings removed from 60, a little more than 10% of his innings.
In the other roughly 89% of his innings his numbers are:

4 earned runs, 24 hits, 0 homers, 18 walks over 53 2/3 innings.

That is an 0.67 ERA and a WHIP of 0.78.

Yes I know this is an insane exercise… but I am telling you, if Dice-K can avoid that one bad inning, he could be pitching like a bad ass. Or at least someone worth about $9 mil a year.

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I know where LeBron James is heading… TURKEY

Oh it is a long shot… but sources close to LeBron have told the staff at Sully Baseball that no matter if you call it Istanbul or Constantinople, LeBron will call it home.

LeBron will say goodbye to Cleveland… 7 years is enough.
New York? Too crazy and too lousy a team.
New Jersey? Is there even a plan there?
The Clippers? Not as long as Sterling is there.
Miami? They can’t afford Wade AND LeBron.
Chicago? Not interested in that coach.
No, he’ll sign with Effes Pilsen in Istanbul and pile up the titles.
He’ll make his dough and become a brand in Europe AND the Middle East.
It is the path less taken, and he’ll be doing it in the land of Kings.
While I am talking about LeBron, for the past 5 years, Knicks fans have been talking about LeBron as if his arrival in Madison Square Garden was a given.
Once LeBron arrives everything will fall into place.
Any talk of rebuilding seems to be under the assumption that LeBron James will be a Knick.
What if he doesn’t show?
You know a team doesn’t have a good plan when their strategy for turning things around mirrors the drama company of Blaine!

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