Brian Matusz Breaks Roy Halladay's MLB Record

Brian Matusz breaks Roy Halladay's recordBrian Matusz had a terrible season for the Baltimore Orioles, starting 12 games and going 1-9 with an ERA of 10.69. In his final start of the year, Matusz was rocked for six earned runs in five innings, as his Orioles went down to the Tigers in Detroit.

The 10.69 earned run average in 49 2/3 innings tops the 10.64 ERA compiled by none other than Roy Halladay back in 2000 with the Blue Jays. Matusz now holds the MLB record for highest ERA for pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched, while "Doc" Halladay still holds the dubious record for a pitcher with more than 50 innings pitched in a season. 

Halladay hurled 67 2/3 innings in 2000, going 4-7 for the Blue Jays. 

Beginning in 2002, Halladay began a now 10-year run of being one of baseball's top pitchers. So, at least Matusz is in very good company.