Secret to Dice-K's success? Replacing the gyroball with the disco-Stu. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
Matsuzaka's triumphant return to Boston was foiled by the enemic bats of the Red Sox, who lost 4-2 this afternoon to the Nationals.
Dice-K looked darn good in his first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery, but was on a bit of a short leash, getting pulled after 5. Granted, seeing him getting yanked in the 5th isn't anything new. But watching Dice-K getting yanked in the 5th after only 80 pitches? Quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive, he tallied 8 K's and only walked a single