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Dice-K to make season debut Saturday

Updated: April 26, 2010, 7:40 PM ET
By Allan Ryan | Special to ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- The umpire might not have been totally unbiased, but Boston right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is that much closer to his season debut.

"I umpired -- 69 pitches," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona of Matsuzaka's simulated game before Monday's series opener against the Blue Jays. "He looks like he's feeling pretty good about himself."

The oft-delayed due date for Matsuzaka is now Saturday in Baltimore.

"I don't think it will really hit me until I'm back on the ...

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