A couple more pre-game tidbits (Matusz, Hunter)
The Orioles still haven't decided who will pitch Sunday's finale in Detroit. The three options are Rick VandenHurk, Jo-Jo Reyes and Brian Matusz.
So Matusz, who has struggled most of this season, may have one more chance to start in 2011.
In fact, it's possible two of the above three will get one more start. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he believes Tommy Hunter's scheduled start against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards on Monday is "in jeopardy." Hunter, who strained his groin Wednesday, said he hopes to pitch Monday.
If Hunter can't go, I think it would be surprising if we didn't see Matusz start one more time -- either Sunday or Monday. Yes, that's a departure from my previous thinking, when I speculated that Matusz's rough outing on Monday in Fenway Park would be his last this year.