Sunday, August 2, 2009
Well. That Went About How I Thought It Would.
The Red Sox and their fans invaded Camden Yards for a three game series this weekend and the O's pretty much rolled over and died as they were easily swept.
On Friday, Jeremy Guthrie pitched like a staff ace should, giving up 6 runs in 6 2/3 innings, as he allowed 3 home runs (he has now given up 26 HRs on the season, leading the MLB). Nolan Reimold and Aubrey Huff each drove in 2 runs but it wasn't enough as the O's lost 6-5.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Jeremy Guthrie!
On Saturday, the O's could not muster any kind of offense as they were blanked by Josh Beckett 4-0. David Hernandez pitched okay for the O's, giving up 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings (why can't our pitchers ever last longer than 5 innings?). Every hitter in the O's lineup had a lackluster day at the plate. As a team, the O's had 8 hits and were 0/7 with runners in scoring position.
The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Aubrey Huff!
Huff led the O's offense in futility, going 0/4 and leaving 5 men on base. Sounds about right.
Today's game; where do I even start with this game? The O's pounded out 15 hits and 10 runs. Enough for a win, right? Not when you have the O's pitching. The Red Sox pummelled starter Jason Berken (6 earned runs in 1 1/3 innings) and his crew of bullpen pitching flunkies to beat the O's 18-10.
Adam Jones was a triple shy of the cycle, going 3/4 with 3 runs scored while driving in 3 runs. Every other O's hitter had at least one hit except for Wieters and Zaun (damn catchers). I guess when you give up 23 hits, you don't have a very good shot at winning, no matter how well your offense does.
The BWP Clipped Wind Award winner for this game is... Douchey Matt Albers!
It's been awhile since ol' Douchey has won the award, but he earned it today, giving up 4 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Yikes.
The O's travel to Detroit tomorrow to open up a 4 game series where they will face Verlander, Washburn, Jackson, and Porcello. Sounds like another sweep to me. This is getting pretty old.