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Suddenly, a different Dice-K

With 9 strikeouts and 0 walks, Dice-K shows the command and confidence of '07

Updated: May 12, 2010, 7:30 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It had been a long time since there was a Daisuke Matsuzaka moment like this at Fenway Park.

The 572nd consecutive sellout crowd of 37,609 rose to its feet and roared its approval following a 1-2-3 seventh inning in Tuesday night's 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The crowd knew Matsuzaka's night had come to an end, and that it had witnessed his best performance in recent memory.

This was a different Matsuzaka, a throwback of sorts.

"It was reminiscent of ...

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