The best way to end a losing streak is to play the team in the MLB with the worst record. So after the O's were embarrassed by the Marlins in Florida they had to be excited to get back home and open up a three game series with the Washington Nationals.
On Friday, Brad Bergesen once again turned in an impressive outing, giving up 1 run in 6 innings while striking out 5. The O's batters pounded out 16 hits, while Melvin Mora drove in 4 runs and Aubrey Huff drove in 3 as the O's won 11-1.
Yesterday, Jeremy Guthrie pitched out of some early game trouble to finish with a line of 3 earned runs in 5 innings. Nolan Reimold hit a 3 run homer in the 5th inning to put the O's up for good as they won 6-3.
Today, the O's go for the sweep as David Hernandez (who was recalled from the minors after Koji Uehara was placed on the DL) pitches against John Lannan.