Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Brad Bergesen Pitches The O's Out Of Their Slump.
After trailing for 32 straight innings, the O's wasted no time taking the lead last night as Adam Jones knocked Brian Roberts in with an RBI ground out in the first inning. The O's added 2 more runs on a home run and a single by Nolan Reimold and the O's snapped their 5 game losing streak, beating the Mariners 3-1.
Brad Bergesen pitched 8 scoreless innings, giving up only 5 hits and striking out 6. George Sherrill gave up 1 run in the 9th on 2 hits, but he still earned his 12th save of the season.
Today the O's continue their series against the Mariners as staff "ace" Jeremy Guthrie faces Felix Hernandez in what is sure to be an exciting game between two mediocre teams.
Quick note: The O's drafted Matt Hobgood (pictured above) fresh out of high school with their first pick in the MLB Draft last night. The guys on MLB Network compared Hobgood to Brad Penny, which does not bode well for the Orioles. Here's to hoping that Hobgood breaks away from that comparison, for his sake and ours.