Matusz out; Wieters still in; Trembley yells; Davis steals
By Dan Connolly
May 26, 2010 | 5:03 PM
Brian Matusz left the game in the sixth, after facing three batters and retiring none. He was charged with six earned runs on eight hits and a walk in five-plus innings.
The damage could have been worse but Frank Mata, making his big-league debut, induced two fly outs, including one that ended up as a double play at the plate to end the inning.
On that play, Matt Wieters appeared to injure his left shoulder while making the tag on Ryan Sweeney. But Wieters stayed in the game, so no concern there.
But there is some concern with Matusz, who has allowed six or more runs in three of his past four outings. Give the kid some credit, though. He did retire 10 straight after two rough innings.
In the top of the seventh, Rajai Davis beat out a close play at first and Dave Trembley argued the call. He didn't get it changed, and he didn't get thrown out, but he got his money's worth with three umps.
Davis, by the way, has now stolen three bases against the Orioles and Wieters, the most by an Orioles' individual opponent this season.