Buck Showalter on the Matusz decision
Here's what Buck Showalter had to say about giving Brian Matusz one more start this season. Matusz is 1-8 with a 10.68 ERA in 11 big league starts this year.
"He’s attacking a lot of things that have been a challenge for him, and hopefully he can get a return for it. It might be next year, but I’d like to see him end the year on a good note."
How important would that be for Matusz -- to end this disastrous season well.
"It’d be a nice way to end the season for him. But thinking about what could be, we all know he’s capable of better. I just would like to see him get a return for all the hard work he’s putting in," Showalter said. "I said many times, the way he’s attacked this, there’s not any ‘Woe is me.' It’s 'OK, what do I have to do to get better?' And hopefully, it’ll carry over. Unfortunately, the other team, Detroit, Boston, New York, these aren’t places to be experimenting with [things], so they will tell you real quickly how you are doing."