Monday, April 30, 2007

Quick Hits: The Game Yesterday and the Rundown...

The Orioles lost to the Indians yesterday afternoon by a score of to 6-1.

The loss yesterday means that the team has lost 6 out of its last 7 games, after winning 8 of 9 games previously.

Starter Jaret Wright, who came off the DL tried in earnest to deliver on Sunday, but he did not have any command, much less velocity on any of his pitches. He only pitched 3 innings, and allowed 3 runs and 4 hits.

The offense once again struggled to get anything going and the only run the Orioles scored came off a solo homer by Aubrey Huff in the 9th inning.

The Indians’ starter, Fausto Carmona pitched a masterful 8 1/3 innings and one gave up one run (the Huff homer), and only allowed 6 hits. He got a lot of groundball outs, and he also got some help from Grady Sizemore who made a couple of great defensive gems in the outfield.

One of the few positives of the day for the O’s was reliever Brian Burress, who pitched four-innings of no-hit ball, while striking out six and walking three.

Jaret Wright experienced the same pain he’d felt when he was on the DL this year, and it is unknown whether he’ll return to it, or perhaps be out of the rotation indefinitely.


Baltimore Sun writer, Jeff Zrebeic has a recap of yesterday’s action in Cleveland, as does the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore and the Baltimore Examiner.

Meanwhile, the Indians placed a formal protest with MLB on Sunday concerning Saturday’s game.

Erik Bedard is struggling, and has an ERA of over 6, but he’s not worried about it, as well Spencer Fordin notes that Erik Bedard may still be trying to find his groove.

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