Monday, August 31, 2009
The Orioles split a 4 game series with the Indians this past weekend to prove that both teams are equally horrible at the game of baseball.
On Thursday, Jim Johnson recorded his 4th blown save of the season as the Indians rallied to win 5-4. David Hernandez pitched well enough to win as he went 6 innings while giving up 2 earned runs. Matt Wieters and Melvin Mora each homered for the Orioles.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Jim Johnson!
You blow the save, you get the award.
On Friday, the O's beat up on the Indians pitching as they easily won 13-4. Nick Markakis and Felix Pie each homered and drove in 3 runs for the O's and Matt Wieters went 3/4 with 4 RBIs. Jason Berken earned the win for the O's.
On Saturday, Chris Tillman was pitching well (1 run in 5 innings) until a 1 hour 37 minute rain delay forced him to exit the game early. The Orioles bullpen (specifically Chris Ray) took this opportunity to screw up royally as the O's lost 5-3. Cesar Izturis, Chad Moeller, and Nolan Reimold each drove in a run for the O's
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Chris Ray!
Ray gave up 3 earned runs in 1 inning pitched to earn the loss.
Yesterday, Brian Matusz turned in the best outing of his young MLB career as he allowed 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk in 7 strong innings while striking out 8. Felix Pie homered for the O's to drive in 2 runs, and Brian Roberts and Luke Scott each had an RBI as the O's won 5-2.
Today the O's open up a series against the Yankees so expect plenty of CWAs in my next update. Until then, enjoy the losing!