Tag Archive: Brian Matusz

May 19

Player Profiles: Brian Matusz

One of the “cavalry” Brian Matusz came to the Baltimore Orioles and Major Leagues with much fan fair.  The Orioles drafted Matusz fourth overall in the 2008 MLB draft, and he signed with the Orioles on the deadline day.  Matusz moved quickly through the Orioles minor league system and he made his debut in August …

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Apr 30

Making the Case for Jake Stinnett

When it comes to Major League Baseball’s draft, it is typically very tough to guess which teams will select which players. Many factors come into play: some teams prefer high school players over college players, some will draft pitcher-heavy, and others will look to take local players. There are several top prospects, and one of …

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Apr 09

Orioles Start The Season With a Sweep!

BALTIMORE ORIOLES ARE IN FIRST PLACE!  I know what you all must be thinking; this happened last year, and years prior.  Let’s not get too excited just yet.  Yes we played the lowly Minnesota Twins, who no one expects to do much this year.  With all that said, there are some positives.  Our starting pitching …

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Jul 19

Another Young Pitcher is Coming….

(stats according to orioles.com) Zach Britton. Heard of him? If you haven’t yet, you will soon. Britton has been tearing it up all season long in both Bowie and Norfolk where he has made 3 starts already. In his last ten starts in the minors, Britton is 6-1 with a miniscule ERA of 1.11. That’s …

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Jul 17

Orioles Midseason Grades

Adam Jones– The power has been there but sometimes he looks like a catcher playing center field. He has regressed in the field and has not improved at the plate. He swings at too many balls to be elite. Grade: D+ Nick Markakis– Markakis has done everything he can for this team. The home run …

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Jul 10

Best. Comeback. Ever?

O.K. Maybe it wasn’t the greatest comeback of all-time, (remember the Red Sox game last July?) but it was, in a word, amazing. The O’s took down the Texas Rangers 7-6 in 10 innings on Saturday morning. The Birds were down by four runs in the ninth inning, and loaded the bases against Texas’ All-Star …

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Jul 09

Birds Battle Back to Win in Texas

The Orioles overcame three errors and a four-run deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Thursday night. Jeremy Guthrie was sloppy, allowing four runs and five walks over 4 2/3 innings, but the bullpen backed him up with 4 1/3 scoreless frames. The offense slowly chipped away, and scored six unanswered runs in the …

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Jul 08

After My Vacation, It Looks Like O's Really Need a Break

Well, it’s good to be back… I’ve gotta say I had a better week than the O’s. Obviously I don’t plan on recapping every game since Saturday, so here’s a quick run-down: Saturday night: O’s lose to Red Sox 9-3. Jake Fox hits his first home run as an Oriole. Sunday afternoon: Orioles over Boston …

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Jun 30

O's Win Streak Comes to an End

You can’t win them all, right? The O’s snapped a season-high four-game win streak on Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the visiting Oakland A’s. Brian Matusz had yet another quality start, but was saddled with the loss. After starting the season with two straight wins, Matusz has lost nine straight, though he has pitched far …

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Jun 24

Matusz can't hold lead

The Baltimore Orioles got an early 4-0 lead against the Florida Marlins but Orioles starting pitcher Brian Matusz failed to hold the lead for more than an inning. The Orioles scored 4 runs in the second inning. Then Matusz gave up 2 2-run home runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Matusz would last …

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