In his two starts against the Yankees, Daisuke Matsuzaka has allowed 10 runs on 13 hits and five walks in 13 innings. That’s not particularly impressive.
But he competes, you have to give him that. The Yankees could use a little of his guts at the moment. After that mess of a fourth inning, he retired the final seven batters he faced and only Hideki Matsui got the ball out of the infield.
Now the Yankees have two innings to get something done before Jonathan Papelbon comes in.
Bobby Abreu (0 for 6, 4 Ks vs. Matsuzaka) has to be happy to see Mike Timlin.