Daisuke Matsuzaka climbs back up on the hill tonight for the Sox against the Mets. The Japanese right-hander has been on the disabled list since April 14th with a "tired shoulder". This after pitching a ton of innings for team Japan in the World Baseball Classic (we'll tackle that sham of an exhibition in another post someday). Dice-K is dazzling when he's right, but even then he throws a ton of pitches, and even if he comes out strong tonight, it's only May 22nd, and there's a long season still ahead. If his shoulder went south after a month of WBC play and two major league starts, how long before the grind of the regular MLB season wears him down again? I hope I'm wrong, but count me among the concerned in The Nation.