Nothing seems to click at the same time for the Orioles this year. When their pitching is good, their hitting sucks, and when they are scoring 8 runs a game, they give up 9. This recipe leads to very inconsistent play and the O's once again find themselves in the midst of a 5 game losing streak.
On Sunday, the O's lost to the Athletics 3-0 as Rich Hill lost control and was unable to make it out of the first inning. He gave up all 3 A's runs, on 1 hit and 4 walks.
If there is a silver lining to the loss, it is the fact that the O's bullpen looked impressive in 7 1/3 innings of relief. Brian Bass, Douchey Matt Albers, and Jim Johnson combined to hold the A's to 1 hit and no runs.
All in all, the A's only got 2 hits all game but still won.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner is... Rich Hill!
I hate to do it, but anytime you are a starting pitcher and can't make it out of the first inning, you deserve the award.
Today the O's return from their road trip and face the Mariners in a 3 game set. I'm sure all of the O's hitters will break out of their slumps but the pitchers will get rocked. I've probably said this before, but is it football season yet?