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He's ready to step forward

Matsuzaka next in line, hoping to meet challenge

Daisuke Matsuzaka, working out yesterday, should have a lot running through his mind when he takes the mound tonight. Daisuke Matsuzaka, working out yesterday, should have a lot running through his mind when he takes the mound tonight. (PAUL SANCYA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / October 15, 2007

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Daisuke Matsuzaka may not have been indulging in lengthy discussions with fellow Red Sox starters concerning the tendencies and weaknesses of the Indians batters, but that doesn't mean he wasn't watching and learning. He saw Josh Beckett fight through long innings of rest to prevail in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday and saw Curt Schilling ... (Full article: 685 words)

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