If you can't get enough of Matt Garza commenting about the Orioles, well, here's another one for you.

Garza, the outstanding and outspoken Rays pitcher, didn't take kindly Saturday to what Luke Scott had to say Friday in response to what Garza said earlier this week.

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OK, quick rewind.

Before Friday's game, Garza said he was extra motivated to beat the Orioles, who pounded Garza for seven runs, including three consecutive homers, in their previous meeting in July. Garza said, among other things, that he was going to "shove it down" their throats on Friday.

Well, he allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings and won the game. Afterward, Luke Scott, who had hit two homers in that July game against Garza, was asked about Garza's comments. And Scott, a devout Christian, quoted scripture:

"He said what he said and he backed it up. He did a good job for his team, but don't let it bite you in the butt," Scott said about Garza. "If you let your head get big in anything in life, like I said, it's, "Proverbs 3:34. 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.' Your time is coming if you think that life is going to be like that. Your time is coming and it's not going to be fun."

On Saturday, Garza talked to St. Petersburg Times' beat writer Marc Topkin, and wasn't pleased that the Bible was used against him – and by the demonstrative Scott.

"To each his own interpretation; that's what the Bible is. I'm a Christian too; a Catholic Christian. He's throwing something in that shouldn't even be allowed to be brought in,'' Garza said. "That's a topic where you don't ever bring that up. …

"My feeling is that God has a lot better things to worry about than if I'm going to throw a strike on a certain pitch. A lot of other things. I'd rather (Scott) not bring it up.''

Garza also talked about Scott being hypocritical in the humility game, since Scott goes through an elaborate celebration after each homer, which includes a double point to the sky after crossing the plate, a hug of the batter on-deck and a frenzied hand-slapping routine with Felix Pie.

"It's the same thing, where you're showing up the other guy,'' Garza said. "The game's gone that far to where it's acceptable. It's just what it is."

Here's a link to Topkin's blog.

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