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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.


5 innings 4 runs and gets the loss,

Pitches bad enough where idiot Oriole Fans will call him a bust like they are with Tillman and Wieters

I think Matusz will be an excellent pitcher, but, with the way the Os are going, I'm going to be pessimistic about his debut and say:

IN 2.2
ER 5
H 5
BB 3
SO 1

I hope I'm wrong.

6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks, L

A quality start in numbers only but the team loses the game because Washburn shuts us down like when he threw that one-hitter against us on July 6th.

Prediction Tuesday? I thought you'd have us predicting how the Mora Saga ends. And the bonus special: another adjective for the bullpen. How about "wrung out"?

7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 R, 2 ER, W. O's win 3-2, JJ gets his first save as the official closer. Wieters goes yard. MelMo doesn't complain about anything. Orioles fans are giddy with excitement for a day.

5 1/3 IP, 7H, 5ER, 3BB, 2Ks.


I'm going to go with 6IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 4Ks, 2BBs

6 2/3, 6 h, 2 er, 0bb , 6k

5.2 innings, 3 ER, 6 hits, 1 BB, 3 K's, No Decision

Solid Start but the Bullpen will be too drained for the Os to get the win.

Dan, please tell me it gets better starting tonight? Please?

5 2/3 IP
5 K
1 BB
6 H
3 earned runs

O's win 6-3....matusz gets the W.

5 or 6 IP, 4H, 0R. Trembley will take him out around the 100 pitch mark. Then the bullpen will do its thing and lose the game. (Why can't we get rid of Baez???)

4 2/3 innings 7h 3er. 3bb, 4k No decision.

6 and 2/3 innings 3 hits 2 er 1bb 5ks gets the win

5.1 IP
3 ER
6 H
4 K
0 BB

6 innings
87 pitches-Dave pulls him
0 hits
0 walks
18 strike outs
Orioles up 3-0 but the bullpen blows it giving up 7 runs before an out is recorded in the 7th

6.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 Ks, leaves game with team up 4-2, where our bullpen blows the lead.

Wow John Wieters has not been labled a bust and that was Tillmans 2nd! major league game.

I say 6 Inning 5 hits 2 runs 3 strikouts two walks

9IP, O Hits, 27K's; O's lose in the 10th inning after Melvin Mora, brought in as a defensive replacement, makes three errors to load the bases, then Cabrera hits a grand slam off Jim Johnson. Post game comments by Mora claim that Trembley was shining a pocket mirror in his face causing the three errors. Says it is proof of no respect.

5 2/3, 7H, 3ER, 2BB, 4K No decision

I watched him in Bowie just a month or 2 ago. He was impressive but unless he has made drastic improvement in the past month, I don't think he is quite ready for the big show yet. I predict:

5.0 IP 5 ER 8 H 2 BB 3 SO 1 L

I hope I am wrong though and he dominates.

2 1/3 7 H 5R 4ER 2K 4BB 2 LOB, Loss

5 IP
6 H
3 ER
3 R
2 BB
1 Win

Matusz will can pitch a quality start, 6 or more innings, 3 or less ER. But if the other nine will not on base...? If Mora is out, Trembley is the next...

Sportscenter evening...

Complete game gem:

9.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K, Win

4.2 IP
8 H

7.0 IP 2 ER 5 H 2 BB 6 K ND

Unfortunately, we don't hit Washburn...ever.

IP: 6 2/3

ER: 3

H: 6

BB: 3

SO: 7 (Have a feeling he's going to K some people)


When Tillman came up I knew he was going to eventually be great but take some lumps to start but for some reason I have a strong feeling about Matusz and I know you all will call me crazy but I have a vision of Lincecum and Hamels running through the brain when I think of Brian's potential.

7 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 Ks
Go Toreros

How about emaciated?
5 2/3 innings. 3 earned runs. 5 Ks. 3 BBs

Matusz will go for 5.2 IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3 BB, 4K, ND

7 innings 5 hits 2 walks 6 strikeouts 0earned runs 1unearned. Win if Cla comes in the 8th and Baez keeps his butt on the bench.

Does it even matter at this point? Way too soon to bring him up, just like Tillman.

5.0 INN + 3 batters
8 H
1 BB
5 R
4 SO

side prediction: he leaves with the bases loaded and (fill in name of lousy reliever) gives up grand slam on 1st pitch :(

I think its the second coming of Sandy Koufax. That would be 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts.

5 2/3, 2 ER, 2 W, 4K, No decision

5.1 IP
8 H
2 BB
5 K
4 ER
W, O's win 6-4.

He was a bright spot in Spring Training, so here's my modestly optimistic line:

IP: 6 2/3
R: 3
ER: 2
H: 7
BB: 2
K: 3

He seemed very confident when last we saw him in an Orioles uniform in Florida, so I say that continues.

Matusz goes 7 innings and gives up 2 runs. 7inn 8hits 2er 2walks 4ks.
Melvin Mora is back in the lineup and hits 4 homers. Orioles are so excited they pick up Melvin's option for next year and then signs to another multi-year contract. In the offseason they trade Tillman and Matusz to the Royals for Chen and Ponson. ;-)

6 IP
2 R
1 ER
6 K
2 BB
4 H (two singles, a double, and a HR)
a much needed WIN....
...and a pickoff at first!!!

Matusz is going to be an fantastic pitcher and an Oriole for a long time. I hear great things about him, and I heard that Mr.Matusz has pinpoint accuarcy.
SO:8(Senor Matusz is going to SO alot of hitters.)
BB:1(Poor umpiring leads to this)
The Orioles get to Washburn and score 4 runs off of him. Remember, this is the third time the O's face him this season. Third time's the charm. Something has got to give.

6 2/3 IP 7 Hits 2 R (1 ER) 1 BB 4 K's and the Loss.

Orioles lose the game 4-0.

Dan- do any of the following strike you?

assailed, abraded, badgered, plagued, harassed, harried, exasperated, vexed, burned, bedeviled, dogged, hounded, beset, troubled, exhausted, fatigued, rattled, wearied, worn, vexed, tried, marauded, tormented, depredated, plundered, tortured, tormented, abused, afflicted, pained, punished, harrowed, ravished, violated, smote, molested, distressed, confounded, nonplussed, perplexed

I'll go with 5 innings, 3Ks, 5 hits, 2 BBs, ER 3. No Decision.

7.2 IP, 2 ER 4 hits, 1 BB

6.0 IP 3H 0ER 3BB 3K and winning pitcher

I think he'll have a good game.

6.2 IP, 4H, 2ER, 5K, 2BB, and a W.

IP: 8.2

ER: 0

H: 2

BB: 0

K: 11

O's win 15-0, Reimold, Jones, and Markakis hit back-to-back-to-back bombs

At the very worst

Tigers hit left-handed pitchers well.

3 2/3 IP
6 R
9 H
3 K
2 BB

9.0 IP 0 ER 0 H 0 BB 20 K Win
Complete game no hitter Perfect game
Matt Weiters jacks 3 home runs opposite field in comfy Comerica Park

does not matter!!!he should be left in Norfolk. Bring him up in Sept. Playing with him will backfire like Tillman. We are not going to win this year or next year. The club is not hitting when they need to. However, 5 IP, 4 runs, 3 KO, 4 walks, 8 hits, gets a loss. GO O's

5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K

Leaves with runners at the corners.

7 1/3 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 2 er , 4 k's, ND as game goes extra....strikeouts won't be there right away but too talented to struggle against that lineup

I just wanna know whos calling Tillman and Wieters a bust??????

IP - 9.0
Hits - 0
BB - 0
Ks - 27

After the game, he is sent back down to Rochester, with Melvin Mora's taking his place in the rotation and going 8-0 the rest of the year.

6 IP
7 Hits
2 ER
2 BBs
6 Ks

5.1 innings 6 hits one earnered run, 5 strik outs 5 walks

how about that.. brian wins! and a quality start at that..
he looked good! but his pitch selection and that of matt weiters could improve.. teams will start picking up on patterns after awhile! over all i say he did a good job! as they say a win is a win!

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