Bits: Alexi Ogando matches first-start gem
Updated: April 12, 2011, 7:13 PM ETBy Eric Karabell
Chicago White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle tossed eight shutout innings of two-hit ball Monday, but was left with a no-decision after Matt Thornton blew the save. Buehrle's third start was far better than his first two, and lowered his ERA to 4.26. That's Buehrle in a nutshell: the good outings balance the bad to make an average but useful pitcher.
Someone not useful lately is Boston Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was awful Monday against the sputtering Tampa Bay Rays. In his 100th MLB start, Matsuzaka allowed eight hits, two walks and seven runs in two innings to a team that had scored 20 runs in nine games. Matsuzaka is owned in 8.6 percent of ESPN leagues, but shouldn't be.
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