Sunday, August 2, 2009

An Ugly Day at the Yard, Matusz and Mora

After losing 4-0 to Josh Beckett and the Red Sox on Saturday night, the Orioles continued their swoon as they lost 18-10 to the Red Sox on Sunday. Although the Baltimore offense came alive and they had a six-run rally in the third inning, it was just plain bad baseball on the afternoon at Camden Yards. The pitching sucked, Aubrey Huff was shaky at first, and hitting into double plays killed the Orioles.

One has to figure that Jason Berken may still be around next week in Birdland with Bergesen on the DL, but if Brian Matusz -- who will start on Tuesday -- delivers at the Major League lebel, he's good as gone and back in Norfolk.

I'm a tad surprised that Matusz is going to pitch in the majors much sooner than expected, and more so considering how conservative the Orioles have been with their young starters; nevertheless, they need help. The kid has dominated in the minors, and has stepped it up this season, so why not give him the opportunity and see if he's hungry.

I might have preferred to see a Chris Waters or David Pauley come up with the big squad if a spot opened up, especially if they were need for a start or two, or three, but let's see what Matusz can do.

Finally, the biggest story aside from the sad loss to Boston might have been the words out of Melvin Mora's mouth and I'd be surprised if he's still on the squad in the near future.

Here's what Mora said today to the media as he lamented on the lack of playing time recently given to him by Dave Trembley:

From MASN Sports
: Melvin Mora stood in front of his locker with his arms folded earlier today and expressed his frustration to the print and electronic media over losing his playing time.

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