We will start the post the same way all the Matsui posts have been started, by looking at his velocity:
Matsui's big problem was obviously throwing strikes, as this graph shows what percentage of pitches he threw in the strike zone
Looking at Matsui's results, we see that he still got whiffs despite his control problems:
What may be helpful when discussing his problems with control is to look at is where he generally located all of his pitches:
To further evaluate his outing and control problems, I think we need to look at his individual pitches. First, let's look at his overall pitch selection:
Looking deeper at his fastball, let's start by looking at the percentage of them he threw in the strike zone:
Here is where he generally threw his fastball location-wise:
Here were his fastball results for the game:
Matsui's whiffs didn't come from his fastball, and a higher volume of called strikes and fouls came the fastball.
I wanted to look at his locations of his other pitches, so let's start with the slider:
This is where his high percentage of low glove pitches come from, though some of them stayed up a little and were middle glove.
His changeup locations: