Daisuke Matsuzaka Gets First Win Since 2014

The 37 year old Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched the Chunichi Dragons to a 3-1 win over the Yokohama Bay Stars. Daisuke worked six innings and gave up just the one run. While he only gave up three hits he had trouble finding the plate, walking seven hitters. The Dragons gave him an early cushion scoring all three of their runs in the first inning.

The last win for Matsuzaka was with the Mets back in June 10 of 2014, a 6-2 victory. For the NPB his last win was in 2006 before he left to join the Boston Red Sox. He returned to Japan for the 2015 season but injuries have limited him to just one inning when he pitched for the Softbank Hawks. In his first two starts for the 2018 NPB season he took the loss, though he pitched well. He has a 2.00 ERA in three starts, but in 18 innings he has given up 15 hits and 12 walks.

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