Zach wrote:I think that a lot of this bad will towards Matusz is a little premature. He pitched fairly well for most of the game..
I disagree. His fastball command was absolutely atrocious. Heck he even had trouble locating his breaking pitches... There were several occasions where he would miss badly and jump or spin in frustration, he just can't command his pitches right now... 4 walks is way too many, he's lucky he got those double plays or it would have been even worse. That last walk to Rajai Davis was inexcusable, I don't care how fatigued he was. It's clear at this point he should be in AAA, I don't think he's a lost cause or anything because his stuff certainly looks better but he should be in AAA right now working on his delivery and command.
osforlife wrote:Matusz will get one more start and then get sent down. Wada will replace him. He obviously isn't capable of pitching at this level at the moment. He shouldn't have been on the team in the first place, like I've said all off-season.
I agree, one more start and if he doesn't show significant improvement then Wada should get his spot. Even though Wada isn't expected to be very good as a starter he can't be any worse than Matusz right now and Matusz could benefit from some time in AAA to work on some things in a more controlled evironment.