The Daisuke era kicks off Friday night in a split squad game against Boston College. Gyro-man threw 103 pitches in a bullpen session earlier this week, and yesterday threw 44 pitches in BP. By all reports, this guy is bigger than the hype. He has six pitches he can throw effectively. Six. Eagles baseball players will be in for a treat facing Matsuzaka. We’ll be in for a bigger treat watching him mow down batters when the season starts.