Matusz’s third inning


Brian Matusz retired Shane Victorino on a liner to center, struck out Juan Castro on a high fastball and retired Dane Sardinha on a fly ball near the left field line.

Nine pitches, seven strikes.


Matusz has faced the minimum number of batters through three innings, throwing 22 of 33 pitches for strikes. And he’s doing it against the Phillies’ A team, except for Sardinha being behind the plate.

Manager Dave Trembley met Adam Jones near the top step of the dugout after the inning and appeared to be lecturing the center fielder, who misjudged Victorino’s liner before jumping to make the catch. Trembley was smiling as he returned to the bench.

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