On Saturday night Daisuke Matsuzaka once again reminded the nation of the fact that while he is indeed a tremendous talent, he is still struggling with consistency in his rookie campaign. Dice-K got the win against the Blue Jays, mainly on the strength of a five run sixth inning by the Red Sox in their 9-4 win against the Blue Jays. Dice-K gave up all four Blue Jays' runs over the course of six innings, including three in the sixth. The games was Dice-K's second straight lackluster performance after a June run during which he was arguably one of the top five pitchers in all of baseball.
After his latest outing Dice-K's season statistics are again very similar to the pitcher that we compared him to in May. So for this week we have a returning guest, as Dice-K is looking like....Curt Schilling.