Here’s the game story from today’s 5-0 loss to the Twins.
Brian Matusz was happy with his outing,as was closer Mike Gonzalez.
Chris Tillman gets the ball Tuesday against the Rays, while Brad Bergesen makes his debut on Wednesday.
Follow along here as Brian Matusz faces off with Kevin Slowey in sunny Sarasota, where it’s 66 degrees…
Updated 1:21: Matusz surrendered a leadoff double to Ben Revere but got Nick Punto looking for the game’s first out. Michael Cuddyer’s centerfield single put the Twins on the board and Jason Kubel doubled him in for a quick pair of runs. Matusz sent Brendan Harris down on three straight strikes and got Jacque Jones swinging. 26 pitches, 17 for strikes.
Updated 1:35: 10 pitch inning for Matusz, a K, and two infield ground balls. Nicely done.
Updated 1:41: Minus a leadoff single from Felix Pie, the Orioles haven’t done anything again Twins starter Kevin Slowey. Matusz on to open the third, Twins up 2-0.
Updated 1:48: That’s it for Matusz. He opened the third with two strikeouts and came out after throwing 46 pitches. After allowing the first-inning hit to Kubel, he retired seven straight. Nice rebound.
Updated 3:02: Mike Gonzalez pitched around a walk, a double and a single, thanks to a nice cut off throw at the plate by first baseman Luke Scott. Gonzalez struck out Chris Parmelee to end the inning. Jim Johnson gave up a run in the fifth and Koji pitched a scoreless sixth.
Updated 3:32: While I was down getting Matusz and Gonzo, the Twins scored another pair of runs, it’s 5-0 going into the bottom of the ninth.