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The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles' walkoff homer lifts Cleveland Indians over Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, in 11

Mike Aviles kept expectations to a minimum. As a result, he maximized the opportunity. Aviles led off the 11th inning with a homer as the Indians defeated the Orioles, 2-1, Friday night at Progressive Field. Paid attendance: 27,845. Aviles sent lefty Brian Matusz's 1-2 breaking pitch over the left-field wall, delivering his first career walkoff homer. The Indians have belted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aviles homers in 11th, Indians beat Orioles 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland's second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-run eighth inning gives Los Angeles Angels 3-2 victory over Orioles

The Angels had gone 21-5 prior to a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles that began Monday. The confidence level of the team was sky high. But the Orioles took the first two games of the series. No problem. The Angels — after seven innings of frustration — scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off relievers Tommy Hunter and Brian Matusz to defeat the Orioles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Defense Outstanding in the Field

The Baltimore Orioles defense is doing something amazing this season. With players like Manny Machado, J.J. Hardy, and David Lough leading the charge the Orioles might just be on track for a record breaking season. TC sits down with Ryan Romano to head off into left field. Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Orioles Defense Outstanding in the Field What do the Orioles need...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Peanut allergy links Orioles reliever Brian Matusz with young fan

Orioles reliever Brian Matusz remembers laughing when he opened the piece of fan mail in Sarasota, Fla., last month. He immediately showed the contents of the manila envelope to Orioles head athletic trainer Richie Bancells before informing manager Buck Showalter. "I'm like, Richie, can you believe this?' Then I told Buck about it," Matusz said recently, chuckling...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 18, 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

Ubaldo Meets the Press & thoughts

This afternoon, Ubaldo JImemez met the media. He said all the right things, wants to do his best with the Orioles and bring a world championship to Baltimore. They sound like lofty goals from Jimenez. I’ll be intrigued to see how Jimenez pitches for the Orioles. I’m still conflicted about his deal, as he has a ton of upside and talent; however, the inconsistency over...
Via Oriole Post
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?

The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers -- Brian Matusz, Troy Patton and T.J. McFarland -- all season long, which to some could already seem excessive. Earlier this month, the Orioles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2013  |  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...
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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

The Orioles Can Win the World Series

Though they may be underdogs, the Baltimore Orioles are certainly capable of winning the World Series this year. Five reasons why: "1. No. 1 -- and, you could certainly argue numbers two through five as well -- is the bullpen. The O's went 73-0 when leading after the seventh inning. As relievers, Tommy Hunter is touching 100 mph and Brian Matusz has struck out 19...
Via Camden Crazies
October 04, 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
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