Friday, May 22, 2009
The O's got swept by the Yankees last night as they lost 7-4. The only silver lining in an otherwise pathetic performance was Adam Jones hitting a line drive off of Joba Chamberlain's leg, forcing him to leave the game after only 2/3 of an inning.
But in the end, it didn't really matter because the O's were subdued by the Yanks bullpen. The O's have now given up the most runs in the majors with 251.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner is.... Adam Eaton!
Eaton gave up all 7 of the Yankee runs in 4 2/3 innings of work to raise his season ERA to 8.56, and somehow he still has a spot in the rotation. Eaton is now tied with Mark Hendrickson for the CWA lead.
Today, the O's open up a series against one of the few teams that are worse than they are, the Nationals. Pay close attention to this series as both teams are in serious contention for the rights to draft Stephan Strasburg with the first overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.