Baltimore Orioles: Top 7 Players in the Month of July

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Jul 19, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher

Brian Matusz

(17) pitches during the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Orioles beat the Tigers 9-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

#4 — Brian Matusz

It is true, Matusz does not dazzle, except with Big Papi. But the O’s lefty has put together some very good numbers since returning from his suspension for the substance on his arm. I guess that whatever it was caused him to mess up, because he has been better ever since.

Matusz currently has a 2.56 ERA for the 2015 season in 32 appearances. Prior to his enforced time off, his ERA was 3.44; but since then it has been 1.35

Over this time (that includes the second half of June), Matusz has struck out 21 batters in just 13.1 innings. Opponents are hitting a mere .151 against him.

He seems to do something like this every year. Just when you are ready to give up on him and see him offered in a trade, he puts together a run of games like this. It is effective in a sneaky sort of way.

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