Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz threw four scoreless innings against the Phillies on Saturday. The lefty's fastball consistently stayed in the 90s as he allowed three hits while striking out four and walking none.
Lindstrom, acquired last month in the trade that sent Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado, allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, walking one, in his inning of work in Monday¿s 10-3 loss to the Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium.
And in explaing Monday¿s trade of starter Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado for starter Jasom Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom, he pointed to another key stat he¿s tried to focus his moves around: strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Orioles executive vice president for baseball operations Dan Duquette spoke to the media on a conference call this afternoon to talk about the club¿s trade of RHP Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies for RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Matt Lindstrom.
The Orioles were considering various deals with the Rockies involving Jeremy Guthrie, and apparently the Orioles could have added 26-year-old infielder Eric Young Jr. to the existing deal but declined.
The Orioles are near an agreement on a trade that would send starter Jeremy Guthrie, to the Colorado Rockies for two players, believed to be pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, according to industry sources.