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Royals keep same roster, Orioles add Matusz for ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals will enter the AL Championship Series with the same 25-man roster they used in a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Ned Yost has an 11-man pitching staff, six outfielders, five infielders, designated hitter Billy Butler and catchers Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz. Baltimore's roster, as expected, does not include suspended first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals play pat hand; Orioles add Matusz for ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) The Kansas City Royals will enter the AL Championship Series with the same 25-man roster they used in a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Ned Yost has an 11-man pitching staff, six outfielders, five infielders, designated hitter Billy Butler and catchers Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz. Baltimore's roster, as expected, does not include suspended first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles rally, lose 2-1 in 11 innings to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Orioles reliever Brian Matusz intended to throw his pitch off the plate, down in the dirt, anywhere so Mike Aviles couldn't hit it. When it flew over the left-field wall and landed on the pedestrian walkway, Matusz knew he had made a big mistake. One he couldn't fix. ''I was trying to bounce it on the plate and it was a little bit up,'' Matusz...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Patrick's Day Special: Kyle Kendrick, Brian Matusz Square Off As Phils Host Orioles

NOTICE: TODAY'S GAME IS THREATENED BY T-STORMS AND SHOWERS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR ANY FURTHER UPDATES. Yesterday was not a good day for the Phils as they were shut out by the Pirates 5-0. Sean O'Sullivan improved himself a bit, allowing two earned runs on four hits in four innings...
Via Philliedelphia
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kid gives Baltimore Orioles pitcher double-barreled middle-finger salute (photo)

Huh. Something tells me this young man isn’t a fan of whichever Baltimore Orioles pitcher was on the mound during a recent Cleveland Indians game (Eye on Baseball speculates that it is Brian Matusz) at Progressive Field. Either that or he just doesn’t like baseball all that much, which is a shame, given the primo […]The post Kid gives Baltimore Orioles pitcher double-barreled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Zach Britton Turn the Tide?

Zach Britton was supposed to be the Fourth Horseman. He was supposed to combine with Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, and Chris Tillman to form a stalwart rotation able enough to take down the AL East superpowers. TINSTAAPP rules, of course, then took effect. Matusz is now in the bullpen. Arrieta is back in Triple-A, and he may end up in the bullpen. Tillman lost his velocity and his...
Via Fangraphs
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles to carry Matusz as reliever

Brian Matusz has made the Orioles roster for Opening Day. The 26-year-old lefty was told by manager Buck Showalter that he would start the season in the bullpen for the Orioles. Matusz entered spring competing for a rotation spot with Jake Arrieta. The Orioles opted to go with Arrieta for the final rotation spot after he out pitched Matusz this spring. Last season Matusz appeared...
Via Tireball.com
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Matusz solid for 5 innings, Orioles beat Red Sox

Left-hander Brian Matusz, competing for a spot in Baltimore's rotation, pitched five solid innings and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 Tuesday. Matusz is among a number of contenders for the No. 5 spot. He allowed one run and six hits, striking out two and walking one. Baltimore led by six runs before the Red Sox scored six times in the eighth off relievers Daniel Schlereth...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 8, Red Sox 7

Left-hander Brian Matusz, competing for a spot in Baltimore's rotation, pitched five solid innings and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 Tuesday. Matusz is among a number of contenders for the No. 5 spot. He allowed one run and six hits, striking out two and walking one. Baltimore led by six runs before the Red Sox scored six times in the eighth off relievers Daniel Schlereth...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Matusz has 4 hitless innings, O's top Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Matusz pitched four hitless innings and retired his first 11 batters before a walk in the Baltimore Orioles' 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. After a season that saw him sent to the minors and then return as a reliable reliever, the left-hander is trying to earn a rotation spot with the Orioles. He struck out seven. Chris Dickerson...
Via Fox Sports North
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 9, Twins 4

Brian Matusz pitched four hitless innings and retired his first 11 batters before a walk in the Baltimore Orioles' 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. After a season that saw him sent to the minors and then return as a reliable reliever, the left-hander is trying to earn a rotation spot with the Orioles. He struck out seven. Chris Dickerson hit a solo home...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cherry Picking

Today's cherry picked numbers of the day belong to top prospect, turned middle relief star, Brian Matusz of the Baltimore Orioles.Brian Matusz 2012 Split Stats Split G R H BA OBP SLG as Starter 16 59 107 .305 .370 .504 as Reliever 18 2 5 .114 .170 .182Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original TableGenerated 2/5/2013.Including Games...
Via BAseball Reality Tour
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles Brian Matusz Taking Part in Bullpen Panel at Team's Fan Fest

Each year, most Major League teams have a fan festival before spring training starts.  It's a way to get fans closer to the players and coaches while building up excitement for the approaching season.  It's also a way to generate speculation and conjecture.  In the Baltimore Orioles' case, there are questions about how the team plans to use Brian Matusz since he will...
Via MLB Injury News
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss
COMING UP CLUTCH

Ibanez beats Orioles with two HRs

Raul Ibanez clubbed two home runs to beat the Orioles in Game 3. He hit both of them late in the game after entering as a pinch-hitter.

Via The Outside Corner
October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 2 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the O’s 3-1 win over the Yankees … Winners Wei-Yin Chin — The only O’s pitcher to start more than 20 games this year delivered six and one-third of no-earned run baseball. The Yankees will be seeing inside fastballs in their sleep. Darren O’Day and Brian Matusz — Got out of the Chin-induced jam in the seventh. Matusz had a dominant eighth...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles reach first seasonal milestone

It’s been a while since the Orioles had at least 82 wins in a season. Yup, that’s right, Baltimore has secured their first winning season since 1997. Which was 15 years ago. In an article on MLB.com, Brian Matusz had some things to say. “It’s just another step,” reliever Brian Matusz said following Sunday’s 9-5 win over the Oakland A’s. “It’s a great feeling to...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles win 69th game

For your consideration, from the ESPN 2012 MLB Preview -   Best-case scenario: Left-handers Brian Matusz and Zach Britton make major strides before the team is crushed under the weight of a powerful division. For the sixth straight year, Baltimore fails to win 70 games; for the 15th straight year, the team has a losing record. Yes, this is the best-case scenario.   The...
Via Oriole Post
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles recall LHP Matusz, designate J.C. Romero

The Baltimore Orioles have recalled left-hander Brian Matusz from Triple-A Norfolk and assigned him to the bullpen, a radical change for the long-time starter. Matusz has pitched in 68 major league games, all of them starts. The Orioles had him serve as a reliever in four games recently with Norfolk, and he did well enough to warrant a look at the big league level. Manager Buck...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Moves Made: Matusz comes back up; Hunter goes down and more..

It looks like Tommy Hunter has been demoted back to minors, and considering how things have gone with him -- especially after Thursday's start, who could blame the team? The Orioles are in it to win, and they have to look at all the weak links. I'd imagine that he would be promoted back once rosters expand in September. As for Matusz, according to reports, he'll be pitching...
Via Oriole Post
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Matusz Demoted; Orioles are Struggling Badly...

  Greetings, everyone. I've been away for much of the weekend and greatly affected by the power outage in the area. Hope everyone is healthy and safe out there. Anyhow, I didn't catch much of the Orioles this weekend aside from being at the game Friday night - which was a win; however, the Orioles have struggled both on the pitching and offensive front for the better...
Via Oriole Post
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Can Brian Matusz Ever Regain What Made Him So Special at the End of 2010?

<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt;">Right now, despite the Orioles doing relatively well so far this season, it is been apparent that there’s been an issue with the starting pitching outside of Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen.   On Tuesday night, southpaw Brian Matusz struggled on the mound again in a loss...
Via Oriole Post
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Game Preview 6/26/12: Settling for less - Angels @ Orioles

@Los Angeles of Anaheim (40-33) @ Baltimore Orioles (41-31) Pitching Probables: LAA  –  C.J Wilson (8-2, 2.44 ERA)  BAL – Brian Matusz (5-8, 5.00 ERA)Game Info: 4:05 PM PT; TV - FSW ; Radio - KLAA 830 The Angels are a perfectly manageable 4.5 games back in the division behind Texas, yet it seems as if everyone is completely fixated on the wild card standings. I'll...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Scouting Reports: Adair on Arrieta, Chen & Matusz

For the Baltimore Orioles to stay in contention in the American League East, they probably need to get better pitching performances out of Jake Arrieta and Brian Matusz. Each has been inconsistent, as evidenced by their combined 17 losses and ERAs over 5.00. They’ll also need Wei-Yin Chen to keep up his good work. The rookie southpaw has been a pleasant surprise with his 7-3 record...
Via Fangraphs
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Injury pushes Matusz back in Orioles' rotation

Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night with a nose injury. Matusz bruised his nose while bunting during batting practice on Tuesday. He was supposed to start Wednesday against Pittsburgh, but was moved back in the rotation to Friday. Matusz says he feels fine and could have pitched if needed against the Pirates, but he was pushed...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

An Important Game No One Will Watch

On the line tonight:- Avoiding a sweep.- Snapping a three-game loss streak.- Snapping a seven-game loss streak against the Orioles at Fenway.- Avoiding dropping another full game in the standings, because of the direct damage done by a team within the same division.- Avoiding dropping below .500 (I almost decided not to say that one). Oriole starter Brian Matusz is not great, but...
Via RedSoxLife
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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