Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair received positive reports on left-hander Brian Matusz, who made his third start last night for Triple-A Norfolk and blanked Gwinnett on three hits over seven innings. Matusz walked two and struck out eight.
Matusz’s fastball mostly sat at 86 mph with the Orioles, but Adair said it averaged 88 mph and touched 90 last night.
“He was good, better,” Adair said.
“His velocity on average was up a little bit. His changeup was good. He held runners. And physically, he felt good.”
I’m still waiting for the lineup to be posted. Matt Angle and Troy Patton are in the clubhouse.
I’ll pass along some quotes from Angle later today. His experience in left field is severely limited, but he played the position in spring training and said he’s comfortable anywhere in the outfield.
Angle might not be here long. He could be optioned if Luke Scott is activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.