clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

O's destroy Matsuzaka, make fool of Red Sox Nation

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed six hits and four runs -- three earned -- over four innings, taking his first loss this spring in a 5-3 Orioles win over the Red Sox.

Matsuzaka also threw away a potential double play ball, but after the game seemed to keep his head and realize that this is spring training, he's worth a lot of money, and this all doesn't mean anything.

Steve Trachsel was ehhh over three innings -- 6 H, 2 ER -- to grab the win, and Jim Hoey picked up his second save. Growing sentimental favorite Jon Knott went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, and Jason Dubois was 2-for-3 with a big fly, starting at first base. Both home runs were hit off of Matsuzaka, who remarked afterward, "Judging from what I experienced, throwing high fastballs and high sliders can tend to be a little bit dangerous."

Also, I wanted to plug the debut broadcast of the SB Nation Sports Report over at BlogTalk Radio. Hopefully sometime I'll be on there, talking about either which Oriole is now firing steroids into his hindquarters or huffing paint, or something to do with boxing, which is my other real passion. Most of the premiere edition of the show focused on selection Sunday, as expected.