Brian Matusz, J.A. Happ impressive
August, 26, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz tossed seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday to beat the Chicago White Sox. Last week, Matusz shut out the Texas Rangers in eight innings. The overall numbers for the 23-year-old aren't impressive, but he's 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA in August, a likely precursor to a breakout 2011.
Houston Astros left-hander J.A. Happ made his first start in Philadelphia since the Roy Oswalt trade and beat the Phillies with 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball. Remove Happ's one bad outing with the Astros and his ERA since the trade is a cool 2.35 ERA. This is the Happ who nearly won 2009 Rookie of the Year honors.