Friday, September 18, 2009

O's Split Series With The Rays.

The O's finished up a 4 game series with the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. Here is a recap of the games, full of people I didn't even realize were on the Orioles:

On Monday, the Rays beat the Orioles 8-4 to end their 11 game losing streak. David Hernandez continued his recent streak of bad outings allowing 5 runs in 3 innings. Melvin Mora, Matt Wieters, and Luke Scott each drove in 1 run for the Orioles.

The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Davis Hernandez!

The long ball continues to kill the O's pitchers. Hernandez has given up 23 HRs on the season and his ERA is now 5.40.

On Tuesday, the Orioles pounded Jeff Niemann as they won 10-5. Jason Berken pitched well enough to earn his fifth win of the season (although his ERA is now 6.08). Matt Wieters had a big day at the plate, going 3/4 with a home run and 5 RBIs. Luke Scott also homered for the O's.

Wednesday's game was an exciting one, as Matt Wieters hit a walk off 2 run home run in the bottom of the 9th to give the O's a 4-2 win. He also threw two runners out at second base earlier in the game. Chris Tillman pitched extremely well for the O's, surrendering only 1 run in 6 2/3 innings.

Yesterday, the O's bats were silenced by Wade Davis as he pitched a complete game shutout to give the Rays a 3-0 victory. Davis struck out 10 batters while only surrendering 4 hits and 2 walks. Mark Hendrickson only lasted 3 1/3 innings as he surrendered 2 runs in his first start since May 12.

The BWP Clipped Wing Award winner for this game is... Nick Markakis!

Markakis went 0/4 with a strikeout and 4 men left on base.

Tonight the O's open up a weekend series vs. Boston. The Sox are 13-2 against the O's this year. Dear lord that is depressing. I'll be back with plenty of CWAs on Monday.

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