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Orioles manager Dave Trembley just finished his pre-game media session, and here are some tidbits:

* Jeremy Guthrie allowed seven runs -- six earned -- and six hits in 4 2/3 innings last night, but Trembley isn't worried with the hard-working right-hander.

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"The guy just prepares himself. He works, he cares. He's coming off a season that wasn't up to his standards. He has pitched very well, and I think he really wanted to get one under his belt last night against the Yankees. It didn't happen for him, and I think he was disappointed. He felt responsible for it, and I told him today that he shouldn't feel that way. He's a guy with a lot of pride. He works real hard. I think he expects himself to be perfect all of the time. When he's not, he takes responsibility for that and it bothers him."* With a victory tonight, the Orioles will win their first series of the season. Trembley says the players know what's needed to earn a victory against the Yankees, so he didn't need to give them any special messages.

"They know it. You're playing against the Yankees, you've got [Brian] Matusz going and a chance to win two out of three at home. Yesterday is done and over with, and tonight's a new game. Let's go after them. Let's have good at-bats. Let's make Burnett work. Let's hit with men on base and support Matusz."

* Speaking of Matusz, the young left-hander held the Yankees to one run and four hits in the final start of last season at Yankee Stadium. Trembley used the outcome of that game to cite Matusz's confidence and approach to the game.

"It was a great way to finish, no bigger arena to do it on [than Yankee Stadium], no bigger audience to do it in front of and, as it turns out, no better team in 2009 to do it against. But I don't think confidence will ever be an issue with Matusz. I don't think he's lacking in confidence. He's very well grounded. I'm sure he's very excited to pitch tonight against these guys. I'm sure he hasn't changed his routine at all. It still baffles me that he makes himself as accessible as he does [to the media] on the days that he pitches."

* Trembley added more about what it's like to have a young pitcher like Matusz.

"I would call him mature beyond his time. That's what I would call him. I would call him a guy that you can't tell has limited professional experience. I shook my head an awful lot last year when thinking [in 2008], he was pitching for the University of San Diego and is now pitching against the best in the world in the American League East. ... Somewhere along the line, he learned how to handle very competitive situations in a way that doesn't show."

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