Matusz has best outing of season for Triple-A Norfolk
Not only did Alfredo Simon have the best outing for an Orioles starter in weeks in his team's 6-5 victory tonight over the Cleveland Indians, but the club also got encouraging news on the farm as Brian Matusz put together his best outing of the season for Triple-A Norfolk.
Facing Gwinnett, Matusz pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out eight. He threw 53 of his 88 pitches for strikes, and he got seven ground-ball outs, both very good signs.
The only bad news was that the Tides bullpen blew his lead. Obviously, one good outing isn't going to cure what has ailed Matusz, and I've not heard anything about his stuff or velocity yet, but this is a kid that needs some good results to get some confidence back, and tonight was surely a good start.