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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...
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...
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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...
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May 25, 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...
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 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

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

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

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