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Sunday’s loss a microcosm of 2015 season for Orioles

Say it with me one time, “That’s so Orioles.” The Baltimore Orioles took one on the chin yesterday, losing 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels on a walk-off single by David Murphy in the bottom of the 11th inning. The loss dropped them 3.0 games back of the Angels in the chase for the American League’s second Wild Card spot. It was a heart-breaking loss, and one that serves perfectly...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy drives in 4 runs in Angels' 5-4 win over O's in 11

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) David Murphy's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning sent the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Carlos Perez led off the inning with a double against rookie Chaz Roe (2-2) and Johnny Giavotella bunted a third strike foul while trying to advance him. Lefty Brian Matusz came in to face Kole Calhoun and slipped a called...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: On the block

With trade season looming, the Baltimore Orioles will most likely be buyers instead of sellers. But with every action comes an opposite reaction. If the Os wish to snag a skilled player at the trade deadline, they must be willing to give something up and certain players on the current Baltimore roster are more likely to be involved in these trades than others. The first player that...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Murphy delivers big hit for Yankees in 5-3 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) John Ryan Murphy had the Yankees' only hit in a three-run fifth inning, and New York defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Sunday to salvage the finale of a three-game series. Mark Teixeira drove in a run and scored one to help the first-place Yankees end Baltimore's six-game winning streak. Dellin Betances, filling in for injured closer Andrew Miller, worked around...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: analyzing latest roster adjustments

Last week’s news that catcher Matt Wieters is returning to the lineup is now official as he was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list earlier Friday. Although the return of their starting catcher has been the talk of the clubhouse, it wasn’t the only roster move that the Baltimore Orioles had to make in the past 24 hours. Brian Matusz The suspension of left-handed pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Beane, Young deny Braden's claims of A's 'application station' for foreign substances

The issue of pitchers using foreign substances has been in the news lately within the realm of Major League Baseball, as Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers and Brian Matusz of the Baltimore Orioles were ejected from ballgames after being caught in the act.  The furor led to Dallas Braden, former pitcher-turned-ESPN-analyst, to weigh in...and he did so with some comments regarding...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Matusz suspension presents dilemma for MLB

This past weekend was not a pleasant one for the Baltimore Orioles as they lost two of three to the lowly Marlins. Watching the Orioles trying to score runs was painful, as they put up a goose egg in a 13-inning game Saturday. However, the Orioles pitching staff was in the spotlight during that particular game when relief pitcher Brian Matusz was ejected in the extra inning affair...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Managers support pitchers getting better grip on balls

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks Major League Baseball should avoid the sticky situation of pitchers being caught using foreign substances to get better grips on the ball by providing the tacky stuff for them. ''I really believe there should be a substance behind the mound that every pitcher is allowed to use,'' Girardi said Tuesday. ''I'd like to see them come up...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via Bloguin Best
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Duquette comments on Matusz suspension, gripping enhancements

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz has been suspended for eight games (which he is appealing) for using a gripping enhancement.President Dan Duquette offered his two cents regarding the suspension and the legalization of gripping agents for pitchers:"Pitchers, they're trying to grip the ball so they can make an effective pitch and I think Brian Matusz's intent was pure, that...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Matusz to Appeal Eight-Game Ban for Foreign Substance

BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 10: Brian Matusz #17 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals hit a two run home run to right center field in the tenth inning during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Major League Baseball...
Via The Sports Journal
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

For the second time in less than a week, a Major League Baseball pitcher has been handed an eight-game suspension for using a “foreign substance” while pitching. BAL pitcher Brian Matusz has received an 8-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during Saturday night's game at Miami. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 25, 2015   Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz suspended 8 game, appeals

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz received an eight-game suspension from Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was in uniform for Baltimore's game Monday against the Houston Astros. He will continue to pitch until his appeal is heard. Matusz entered Saturday's game against the Marlins...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Matusz suspended eight games for foreign substance

Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday for using a foreign substance. Matusz was ejected during Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins when it was discovered that he had a foreign substance on his arm. With two outs in the 12th inning of a 0-0 game, Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached plate umpire Jordan Baker...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for foreign substance

Major League Baseball has suspended Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brian Matusz eight games for the foreign substance on his arm from Saturday night. Matsuz, like Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers, was given an eight game suspension. Matsuz has already appealed his suspension and will be available to pitch out of the bullpen until an appeal is heard. #Orioles LHP Brian Matusz...
Via Tireball.com
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Prado powers Marlins past Orioles to take two of three

MIAMI -- Martin Prado homered to cap a 12-pitch at-bat and drove in two runs, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to win a series for the first time since May 3. Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings, a day after he was ejected for having a sticky substance on his non-throwing arm. The Orioles await a decision from Major League...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Prado homers and resurgent Marlins beat Orioles 5-2

MIAMI (AP) Martin Prado homered to cap a 12-pitch at-bat and drove in two runs, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to win a series for the first time since May 3. Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings, a day after he was ejected for having a sticky substance on his non-throwing arm. The Orioles await a decision from Major League...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins get series win over Orioles behind solid start from Tom Koehler

MIAMI (AP) -- Martin Prado homered to cap a 12-pitch at-bat and drove in two runs, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Sunday to win a series for the first time since May 3. Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings, a day after he was ejected for having a sticky substance on his non-throwing arm. The Orioles await a decision from Major...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitcher Brian Matusz Ejected For Foreign Substance On Arm (Video)

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz ran into a little trouble during extra innings of Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins. It wasn’t because of poor performance, but rather for the possible performance enhancer on his right forearm. Marlins manager Dan Jennings, who earned his first career win Saturday night, didn’t waste any time violating one of the unwritten...
Via NESN.com
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm -- second pitcher tossed in 3 days

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz became the second major-league pitcher in three days to be ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his arm when he was tossed from Saturday's game against the Marlins in Miami. With two outs in the 12th inning of a 0-0 game, Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached plate umpire Jordan Baker, who then went to the mound with crew...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz ejected after foreign substance found on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, following in the footsteps of Brewers reliever Will Smith, ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning of Baltimore’s...
Via Bloguin Best
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, following in the footsteps of Brewers reliever Will Smith, ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning of...
Via The Outside Corner
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

MIAMI (AP) Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm. With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 4 Baltimore Orioles 5: O’s Steve Pierces the Mariners Heart with a Grand Slam

A six hour rain delay ground into both the Seattle and Baltimore pitching staffs as evidenced by shaky pitching by M’s starter JA Happ, and Orioles’ Chris Tillman, and Brian Matusz. Normally reliable JA Happ, was shelled for four runs in the first inning, giving up a grand slam to Steve Pierce.   Clearly showing that he didn’t have the stuff needed today, Happ was removed...
Via Seattle Side Up!
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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