3. Hitting a wall?
Bostons two Japanese pitchers -- Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima -- have each struggled over the last month or so amid talk that theyre out of gas after a major league season that is longer than theyre used to. Matsuzaka has an 11.20 ERA in September and Okajimas is at 11.57 over that span. Right now, Dice-K is lined up to pitch Game 2 of the ALDS. Does that make you comfortable?
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