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The Orioles are starting to push their young pitchers up the ladder. Jake Arrieta and Troy Patton are headed for Triple-A Norfolk and Brian Matusz is expected to make his next start for Double-A Bowie.

Matusz has been on a terrific role at Frederick and pitched four scoreless innings tonight against the Lynchburg Hillcats to extend his scoreless innings streak to 27 1/3 innings. That game was in a rain delay after four the last time I looked. Matusz has given up just two hits and struck out seven.

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Matusz update: The game between the Keys and Hillcats eventually was postponed without becoming an official game, so Matusz does not get credit for those four scoreless innings. His scoreless streak reverts back at 23 1/3. Guess he can pick it up in Bowie next week.

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