Thursday, August 22, 2013
Mets confirm Matsuzaka to start Friday
By Adam Rubin
NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka will start Friday against the Detroit Tigers, the Mets confirmed. Because Matsuzaka threw 85 pitches on Monday with Triple-A Columbus and will be pitching on short rest, he is likely to have an abbreviated outing, with Carlos Torres backing him up.
Matsuzaka will wear No. 16.