Boy, is it great to have Brian Matusz back in the starting rotation. I know that the Orioles have held their own without him, mainly thanks to Rookie of the Year candidate Zach Britton, who has filled Matusz's spot since Brian strained an intercostal muscle just before his first start of the season. Brian is scheduled to make his third start of the 2011 season tonight against the Rays' David Price, so I don't expect much hitting from either team.
Dating back to the 2010 season, the Orioles have now won the last 10 consecutive games that Matusz has started and 13 of 14, so he always seems to put them in a great position to get the W. And I hope that streak continues tonight.
Brian was heavily hyped as a 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate but he hit an unexpected cold stretch in May and June to officially knock him out of contention. He still received a few votes and came in tied for 5th place in the running, but was nowhere near winner Neftali Feliz's vote total.