Failed promise: Matsuzaka likely ends his Red Sox career with one of the worst pitching careers in team history

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Photo by Getty Images

Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka came to America as one of the top pitchers in Japanese baseball history.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Getty Images)

Now, he is likely going back to Japanese, as one of the worst pitchers in Red Sox history. After 6 seasons, he has finished with a 4.52 ERA, which is the 4th-worst in Red Sox history with a minimum of a 100 starts.

He gave up five runs over six hits and two home runs in 2 1/3 innings on Wednesday. He received the loss in the Red Sox’s 14-2 loss to the New York Yankees.

Dice-K has finished the season with an 8.28 ERA in 43.1 innings. He finished with a 1-7 record.

He has made a 105 starts in a 106 career games with the Red Sox. He has a 49-31 record in 668 1/3 innings since arriving in Boston in 2007 after agreeing to a $103 million dollar contract.

He is expected to head back to Japan for the final years of his career.

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