The Game Last Night, A Broken Record: Quick Hits - The Orioles Lose A Close One 6-4 to the Blue Jays, the Rundown and Wither Sam Perlozzo...
In front of a very sparse crowd, the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays 6-4 as Daniel Cabrera was ineffective, considering he was relatively solid all throughout his starts this season.
After giving up 2 runs in the first four innings, Daniel became unglued as he gave up 4 runs in the fifth inning as Alex Rios,
Brian Roberts hit his second homer of the year, and brought the score to 6-4, but the Orioles were not able to muster up any more offense.
Once again, A.J. Burnett had the Orioles’ number as he struck out 8 out a little more than 6 innings.
For the Orioles, Aubrey Huff and Melvin Mora drove in a run each in the loss.
Although it seems like the vast majority of Orioles fans want Perlozzo gone, you have to feel bad for the guy and wonder if there’s more at play with the situation. Thus, yesterday, Sam Perlozzo answered his critics and showed a little fire about his situation towards the media. He’s not concerned about his job (though I’d imagine the status would bother him from day to day), and wants to just go out and do things the best he can.
If I were him, I’d do the same thing; just fend of the rumors, the doomsday predictions and do my job.
However, the lack of statements of support from his own players, the front office and those high up in the organization is not good. From the looks of it, he may be series to series, week to week or month to month in terms of his job security.
Silence in this situation is not good.
Roch Kubatko has a great entry in his blog today about the latest with the Orioles including the loss, Adam Loewen and Miguel Tejada. As well, the O, by the Way blog has more on the game last night and on the status of Sam Perlozzo.
According to Adam Kilgore, Corey Patterson is benched because of his current struggles at the plate as of late.
If and when Miguel Tejada takes a day off from the grind of baseball, it will be up to him at the moment, not the manager.
If you have a moment, read Jeff Zrebeic’s story of Miguel Tejada’s trip to the Hall of Fame on Monday. As well, in the piece there’s news on Corey Patterson, and Danys Baez.