No sweat … Matsuzaka delivers masterful effort for Red Sox

Originally Published: October 10, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's no truth to the rumor that Daisuke Matsuzaka is Japanese for "Flying Wallenda.'' But if you chronicled the man's exploits from spring training through the end of the regular season, it would be easy to get that impression.

Matsuzaka posted an 18-3 record for the Boston Red Sox this season. He also led the American League in walks, routinely blew through 100 pitches in five or six innings, and survived, in large part, because of his flair for making just ...

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