Not because it's Texas but because of what haapened yesterday.
The Bullpen was severly taxed yesterday.
Matusz NEEDS to provide 7 good innings. And provide rest to the Bullpen.
These are the kind of situation that can set off a difficult losing streak.
If Matusz gets knocked out in the 2nd or 3rd inning it could begin a stretch of bad Bullpen performance due to tired arms. The O's don't have an Off Day again until May 24, and their next 9 games are against Tex, TB and NYY.
Of course all times go through this but these can be the situations that can seperate the Winners from the Losers, or tbe +.500 teams from the -.500 teams.
Matusz needs to come through !