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February 24, 2009

Orioles: Matusz goes first

Orioles top pitching prospect Brian Matusz pitched a scoreless first inning in the pre-exhibition game between the Orioles and the Italian national team. He jumped ahead on the first batter with two quick fastball strikes and then gave up a single on an offspeed 0-2 pitch.

He did not strike anybody out, getting the first out by picking the runner off first base, then coaching a bounce out to third and getting Orioles minor leaguer Mike Costanzo to fly out to medium-deep left field.

Matusz looked comfortable and confident and showed good velocity. Troy Patton will take over in the second inning.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 12:11 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Just baseball
        

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'Troy Patton will take over in the second inning."

Pete, it just dawned on me that you get to watch baseball games in the spring in Flordia for a living !! Does Marge Schott know about this ??

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Pete's reply: That's an interesting and unusual question.

coaching? or coaxing.

Keep the info flowing on my nephew Brian - glad he had a good first inning! What is the gun clocking him at?

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Pete's reply: He was throwing hard, but I don't have a gun reading.

needed here

needed here

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