Predict Brian Matusz's debut pitching line
Prediction Tuesday doesn’t have much of a ring to it.
But hey, I didn’t decide when to call up Brian Matusz. We’ve got to deal with what the Orioles give us.
Matusz, the club’s top pick last year, will be making his big-league debut Tuesday night in Detroit.
I have a good feeling about this one. At least for Matusz.
I’m not sure the Orioles will beat veteran Jarrod Washburn, who is making his own debut. This will be his first game with the Tigers after spending the last three-plus years with the Seattle Mariners.
I say Matusz leaves with a 2-1 lead in the seventh. And the Orioles’ beleaguered bullpen turns it into a no decision. (Has anyone noticed I haven’t written about the Orioles bullpen in the past two months without using the word beleaguered? I need a fresher adjective).
OK, it’s Prediction Tuesday time. Here’s my thought on Matusz’s pitching line:
6 2/3 IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 5Ks. A no decision.
What’s your call?
Daily Think Special: Predict Brian Matusz’s line Tuesday night.