You thought Brian Matusz’s start on Saturday against the Phillies was impressive? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Orioles lefty took the hill against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland on Thursday and continued right where he left off against Philadelphia.
Adam Berry of MLB.com reports that Matusz threw 60 pitches to the 15 batters he faced and 41 of those pitches were strikes. Matusz struck out Tigers’ star Prince Fielder and consistently hit 92-93 MPH on the radar gun.
Over his last two outings, Matusz has gone 8 innings, surrendering five hits, no runs, no walks and 10 strikeouts.
“It’s early, but I just like seeing the ball coming out of his hand good, commanding all his pitches regardless of where and who he’s facing,” Buck Showalter said according to Berry.
BSR’s Fantasy God, Mark Brown, told us on the BSR Podcast that Matusz is a guy to watch this upcoming Fantasy Baseball season. Mark expects Matusz to pick up the pieces after 2011 and live up to his full potential this year.