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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
20 minutes ago  |  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
19 hours ago  |  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
19 hours ago  |  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
19 hours ago  |  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
21 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending April 23rd

Talk about a dramatic week at the top of the charts – we’ve got a brand new top three for the season, and a new leader on THE LIST for the season. 1. Alex Rodriguez vs Nathan Karns, 477 feet (April 17th) I love this homer. I’ve never seen anyone smash a ball up to the Captain Morgan bar at the Trop. A-Rod absolutely killed this baseball. 2. Josh Donaldson vs Chris Tillman,...
Via Bloguin Best
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending April 23rd

Talk about a dramatic week at the top of the charts – we’ve got a brand new top three for the season, and a new leader on THE LIST for the season. 1. Alex Rodriguez vs Nathan Karns, 477 feet (April 17th) I love this homer. I’ve never seen anyone smash a ball up to the Captain Morgan bar at the Trop. A-Rod absolutely killed this baseball. 2. Josh Donaldson vs Chris Tillman,...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Xander Bogerts Continues Hot Start With Walkoff Hit In Red Sox Win Over Orioles

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts came into the 2015 Red Sox season with a lot to prove and he’s off to a fantastic start at the plate through the first 10 games. The 22-year-old shortstop leads the Sox with a .395 batting average, which was bolstered by a 2-for-4 performance Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. His last hit was a walkoff single in the ninth inning...
Via NESN.com
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles trying to trade Ryan Webb and Brian Matusz

The Baltimore Orioles are trying to unload a pair of pitchers in Ryan Webb and Brian Matusz. Webb has made a career out of being a reliable ground ball pitcher with a career 3.37 ERA but the Orioles simply have no space for him in their bullpen. He was designated for assignment over the weekend but no one is willing to take on his $2.75 million salary meaning the Orioles are now...
Via Tireball.com
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan in Orioles jersey eats dirt trying to corral foul ball at Mets-Cards game (vid)

A fan regaled in a Baltimore Orioles jersey taking in the New York Mets-St. Louis Cardinals game — of all things — on Thursday utterly and spectacularly failed while attempting to snag a foul ball. It’s unclear why this fellow elected to rock an Orioles’ Brian Matusz jersey to a game not involving the Baltimore...Read More The post Fan in Orioles jersey eats dirt trying to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Southpaw By Southwest

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) I leave for an hour and the Mets make a trade for a major league baseball player? I really wish they would consult me first, but alas … no. The Mets, who danced around the thought of acquiring Brian Matusz from the Orioles but couldn’t get them to pay some of the freight, instead went to San Diego and pried Alex Torres loose from the death...
Via Metstradamus
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter

In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercoastal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his first start back, he gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings pitched, struck out three and walked none. […]
Via Fangraphs
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod homers in Yankees' 10-2 loss to Orioles

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Rodriguez hit a long first-pitch leadoff shot in the seventh off Brian Matusz. Earlier, A-Rod worked out at first base for 10 minutes on a back field with infield coach Joe Espada...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest On Mets and O’s Lefty Reliever Matusz

Left-handed reliever Brian Matusz has a “robust” market, and is getting several trade inquiries, says Oriole’s GM Dan Duquette. The Orioles have four lefthanded relievers, counting closer Zach Britton, so it’s a possibility,writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who also adds that after the Mets’ interest leaked out in Matusz many other teams became interested. Of course the...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Officials Underwhelmed By Lefty Relief Candidates In Camp

Mets officials have been underwhelmed by the four left-handed relief candidates in major league camp: Scott Rice, Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “They might acquire someone from outside the organization before Opening Day. Baltimore Orioles southpaw Brian Matusz is one potential option. A waiver claim on a lower-tier reliever...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Still Interested In Brian Matusz, Could Logan Verrett Be Key To Deal?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirms earlier reports that Sandy Alderson and the Mets are actively in the market for a lefty reliever for their bullpen. Sherman says that the Mets remain interested in Orioles reliever/starter Brian Matusz. He proposes a possible deal that would entail the O’s giving Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett back to the Mets so that he could then be included...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

O’s Willing To Include Cash To Move Brian Matusz, But Mets Looking At Other Options

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports the Orioles are open to trading left-handed reliever Brian Matusz, but his $3.2 million salary and remaining year of arbitration likely will give prospective suitors pause. He adds that the Mets have scouted Matusz, and while the Orioles are willing to include cash in a deal, the Mets may prefer other options, major-league sources told him...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Replacing Josh Edgin with Brian Matusz

It has been reported that the Mets are scouting lefty-reliever Brian Matusz. The 28-year-old starter turned reliever has one year left of team control, as a Super Two earner, and is a replacement candidate for Josh Edgin, who was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. For Sandy Alderson to acquire Matusz, he would obviously need to trade something as well as be wiling to...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: Tony Cingrani Won`t Start, to Start by Chris Mosch

The Reds move the promising young pitcher to the bullpen, while the Mets have an eye on Brian Matusz.
Via Baseball Prospectus
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Mets Scouting O’s Lefty Reliever Brian Matusz

The Mets have been scouting Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, according to Dan Martin in the New York Post. Matusz is a starter turned reliever with the Baltimore Orioles, making the switch during the 2012 season. In 2014, Matusz posted a 2-3 record with a 3.48 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings pitched. Left-handed batters hit .223/.277/.350 against him, compared...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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