Lesson learned

Never make a guarantee at 1 a.m. And that includes anything involving baseball.

Left-hander Brian Matusz gave up six runs and nine hits over 3 2/3 innings, falling well short of my prediction of seven innings and a victory.

Good luck to Alfredo Simon if he's trying for a save in this one.

Nick Blackburn held the Orioles to one hit through five scoreless innings, so Matusz needed to be perfect today. He wasn't up to the task.

I'm not staying up late before making my next guarantee.

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