Friday, August 7, 2009
Detroit Suck City.
Another O's series, another pathetic performance. Pack up your bags and start thinking about next season (I'm pretty sure most O's fans did this at the beginning of the season).
On Monday, the O's jumped out to a 5-0 lead on Justin Verlander in the 1st inning and never looked back as they won... JUST KIDDING! They did jump out to an early lead but highly touted rookie Chris Tillman did his best Jeremy Guthrie impression, surrendering 5 runs in 6 innings. Clete Thomas homered in the bottom of the 9th off of Danys Baez to complete the O's meltdown. Final score: 6-5 Tigers.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Chris Tillman!
Welcome to the big board Chris. Hopefully this is your last award this season.
On Tuesday. the O's jumped all over the newly acquired Jarrod Washburn (6 ER in 5 1/3 innings), as they won 8-2. Nick Markakis and Cesar Izturis each had a home run and 3 RBIs to lead the O's offensive attack. Brian Matusz became the 5th Orioles' starter to win his MLB debut this season, as he only surrendered 1 run in 5 innings.
On Wednesday, Edwin Jackson shut the O's down 4-2 as Jeremy Guthrie was the tough luck loser, giving up 3 runs in 7 1/3 innings. Adam Jones hit a 2 run homer in the 9th to drive in the O's only runs.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Melvin Mora!
Mora went 0/4 while leaving 2 men on base. This, coupled with his crazy remarks about not getting enough playing time, are enough to earn him the award.
Yesterday, the Tigers wrapped up the series with a 7-3 victory over the O's. David Hernandez lasted only 3 innings while giving up 5 earned runs. Ty Wigginton, Feliz Pie, and Aubrey Huff each had an RBI for the O's.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... David Hernandez!
Tonight the O's open up a 3 game series against the Blue Jays. This is our best chance for a series win in a long time. Can we do it? Probably not.