On Tuesday, the O's opened up a 3 game series with the Tampa Bay Rays with a disappointing 5-4 loss. Jason Berken gave up 11 hits and 3 home runs in 5 1/3 innings to earn his 11th loss of the season. Matt Wieters homered for the Orioles.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Melvin Mora!
Mora went 0/5 with 3 strike outs and 7 (!!!!) men left on base. No wonder Shatner benched him.
On Wednesday, the O's wasted a decent pitching performance by Chris Tillman as they lost 3-1. Tillman allowed 3 runs in 6 innings, but home runs continued to be a problem for the rookie as all 3 runs were solo homers. Brian Roberts provided the only O's RBI.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Cesar Izturis!
Izturis went 0/3 while leaving 3 men on base. This was a tough one to pick. All of the O's hitters sucked.
The O's salvaged the last game of the series on Thursday as they won 8-7. Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and Nolan Reimold hit a 3 run HR for provide the majority of the O's offense. Brian Matusz (5 1/3 innings, 4 ER) was cruising through 5 innings but was eventually forced out of the game by a Ben Zobrist 3 run homer in the 6th. Kam Mickolio (my new favorite Oriole) continued his scoreless streak (8 1/3 scoreless innings this year) working 1 2/3 innings in relief.
Today the O's opened up a series against the Chicago White Sox. I will update that series on Sunday. Suck it Barack Obama.