Against the Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles lefty allowed five runs on 13 hits in five-plus innings.
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Matusz’s line: 5+ innings, 13 hits, five earned runs, 1 strikeout, two homers. 82 pitches, 59 strikes.
This year, he has a 5.24 ERA and is now on line for his fourth straight loss. In those four losses, he has failed to get through six innings or give up fewer than three runs.
In those four outings – since his two-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays win which he gave up one run and lasted 7 1/3 innings on June 2 – Matusz has a 8.31 ERA and has yielded 33 hits, 10 walks in 17 1/3 innings.
He served up Albert Pujols’ first homer ever at Camden Yards.
Matusz also gave up a two-run homer to Peter Bourjos in the sixth Tuesday – that’s now 22 runs in sixth innings this year for Matusz. According to Elias, no pitcher has given up more than 18 in one inning this year.