"I told him that I could go. When it went into extra innings, I knew I'd have to pitch some," Matsuzaka said through a translator. "This is my role for the time being, so I'll do my best."
"When I was warming up in the bullpen, I was struggling with my command," Matsuzaka said through an interpreter. "I tried to focus on the batter and getting outs. I really regret taking away Niese's win the team's win."