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Matusz needs to go down and reinvent himself


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He looks nothing like the guy we drafted. He looks like he's just gearing up and throwing everything as hard as he can. That might work if he didn't top out at 90-91 mph. He has no clue where any of his pitches are going. No command of any of his pitches. Pitching on a night after a marathon, when they really needed him to step up, he's once again falling short. I already had doubts about his ability stuff wise, now i'm thinking he's just not mentally tough enough to be a successful major league starter as well. I hope i'm wrong, because I'd really like to see Brian succeed.

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I'm saddened by what we have with him when I think about how excited I was about him a few seasons ago. I know he just had two decent starts but it wasn't as though he was dominant in either one of them. Even with his mph ticked up a few, his stuff isn't great. He walks too many people and throws too many pitches. I still have faith he will be a solid contributor to this staff this season and in the future but I have trouble seeing him being anymore than a back end guy.

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He looks nothing like the guy we drafted. He looks like he's just gearing up and throwing everything as hard as he can. That might work if he didn't top out at 90-91 mph. He has no clue where any of his pitches are going. No command of any of his pitches. Pitching on a night after a marathon, when they really needed him to step up, he's once again falling short. I already had doubts about his ability stuff wise, now i'm thinking he's just not mentally tough enough to be a successful major league starter as well. I hope i'm wrong, because I'd really like to see Brian succeed.

Right because the last two starts before this one, you know the ones in which he didn't give up any earned runs, don't mean anything because a Texas team with a very good offense is roughing him up tonight.

:rolleyes:

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Right because the last two starts before this one, you know the ones in which he didn't give up any earned runs, don't mean anything because a Texas team with a very good offense is roughing him up tonight.

:rolleyes:

I think it's fair to say that Matusz doesn't look like a future "ace" (i.e., a similar complaint to the one lodged against Matt "I'm not actually a deity" Wieters), but he's facing one of the best teams in baseball. Threads like this are definitely unnecessary, given the context.

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Right because the last two starts before this one, you know the ones in which he didn't give up any earned runs, don't mean anything because a Texas team with a very good offense is roughing him up tonight.

:rolleyes:

I don't know why, but Matusz is the punching bag of the peanut gallery.

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Lots of bloops falling in tonight. He's not as good as the past two starts, but he's not pitching as badly as the line shows.

A couple hard-hit balls. Spotty command. Decent velocity and deception. He's flashing decent pitches but not maintaining. That said, he's battling. For now.

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Right because the last two starts before this one, you know the ones in which he didn't give up any earned runs, don't mean anything because a Texas team with a very good offense is roughing him up tonight.

:rolleyes:

Ah yes, the last two starts. Walked 4 against NY, and hardly looked great IMO. Guess the two good starts sanwhiched between a 1-9 with an almost 11 ERA 2011, and tonight should give me reasons to think he's turned a cornered? Sorry, i'm just not convinced. Even in the previous two starts you mentioned, he didn't have great command. Atleast, not good enough, when you combine it with the stuff he has, to be successful on a consistant basis. He will show flashes yes, but i'm just not seeing it in him. It's not about beating up on Matusz.

Kind of amazing. People can knock Greg, but don't get on one of the board favorites. Like it or not, Matusz is to the starting rotation what Greg is to the bullpen. Inconsistant, and never know what your going to get from one game to the next.

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I already had doubts about his ability stuff wise, now i'm thinking he's just not mentally tough enough to be a successful major league starter as well. I hope i'm wrong, because I'd really like to see Brian succeed.

This is just a hilarious combination of sentences.

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