Matusz sparkles in Double-A debut
Notes from Wednesday's minor league games
Announcing his presence with authority
Brian Matusz, LHP, Orioles (Double-A Bowie)
Wednesday's stats: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 R), 1 BB, 10 K
After finishing his Carolina League run with 20 scoreless innings over his final three starts, Matusz kept things going in his Double-A debut. Baltimore's top pick in last year's draft, the 22-year-old lefty sat at 90-92 mph while filling the strike zone with three quality secondary offerings. He has a highly advanced arm and should be in a position to compete for a big league rotation job next spring.
Meanwhile, in established lefty news
Scott Kazmir, LHP, Rays (High-A Charlotte)
Wednesday's stats: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Kazmir looked sharp in his first game since May 20, after which he hit the disabled list with a strained quadriceps. He also took some time to work with former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson to tweak his mechanics. Kazmir reported no problems after the start and will get his pitch count increased to 85 in a game for Triple-A Durham in five days. He's expected to return to Tampa's rotation after that.
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