Matusz’s outing last night in the 2nd game of the double header with Boston was nothing surprising to us fans. If you had told me last year or even at the beginning of the season when he was on the DL that he would be this bad, I would have laughed in your face. Now it’s the norm for him.
Last night he handed the ball over without completing two innings, giving up 6 hits and 6 runs in 1 and 2/3 innings. But do we all know how bad he really is? Because Matusz made history last night. Bad history.
Brian Matusz now holds the record for the worst ERA in MLB history for a pitcher with at least 10 starts. His ERA sits at an unsightly 10.68 in 11 starts with a 1-8 record. Number two on that list is none other than Roy Halladay when he went 4-7 in 13 starts in 2000 with the Blue Jays, compiling a 10.64 ERA. We all know where Halladay’s been since then. Can we possibly turn this into a positive?
I can’t. I’m more inclined to say that Matusz will never be the same since before his injury instead of turning around and being one of the best pitchers in the league like Doc Halladay is. Matusz has really disappointed us and I’m really really nervous that he will never be the ace we thought he was.