Will Brian Matusz ever win again? I'm sure of it, but after a 6-3 loss to the Angels on Friday night, Matusz (o-3) could use a confidence boost.
Dating back to last season, Matusz has dropped 12 straight games, and is still in search of his first quality start this year. He came close again, and took the mound in the sixth inning with his team down 3-1. But things took a turn for the worse, and Matusz's final line showed six runs allowed (four earned) in five innings with three walks and six strikeouts. His ERA now stands at 7.98.
The defense didn't help him out...the Birds were charged with three errors on the night (and it could have been four or five in reality). The Orioles have committed 16 errors in the first 14 games of the seaon, tied for the most team errors in the Majors.
Nolan Reimold continued his torrid hitting streak, going 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run bomb, his fifth long ball in his last six games. Reimold leads the club with a .370 average, is tied with Adam Jones with five homers and is tops with 10 RBIs.
The O's (8-6) are now tied for first in the East with the Yankees, and send Jake Arrieta to the mound Saturday night.