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Orioles' Matusz throws four scoreless innings

Orioles' Matusz throws four scoreless innings

This was only Brian Matusz's second Grapefruit League outing of the spring, but the results had to have Orioles fans optimistic. Matusz, trying to rebound from a poor 2011 season, threw four scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field on Saturday. Matusz, whose velocity dropped into the mid-80s last season, had radar guns behind home plate consistently showing him in the 90-91 mph range, and his fastball peaked at 94 in the fourth inning. "It felt like it was coming out good," Matusz said. I wasn't sure exactly how hard it [was], but it felt like it was coming out effortlessly, nice explosion." He allowed just three hits,...

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