Jesse Litsch (who was in Double A) before last night, was able to pitch into the ninth inning in his major league debut and win.
The Blue Jays won 2-1 last night.
Thanks to solid defense, crafty pitching and groundball outs, Litsch looked masterful last night. He allowed only four hits, all singles, and walked three as well as struck out one.
The Oriole offense was anemic once again, as the scoring took place in the first inning as Miguel Tejada drove in Brian Roberts in the very first inning when he grounded into a double play.
Big Daniel Cabrera was the loser, although he probably had his best outing of the young season. He gave up a homer to Alex Rios on only his second pitch of the game and he gave up his only other run in the 6th innings as Troy Glaus drove in Alex Rios.
Cabrera went the distance, as he only gave up three hits and struck out six. However, he did walk five batters.
The offense for the Birds really needs to wake up, as the pitching has held up their end of the bargain. As long as the offense continues to struggle, the O’s will be handcuffed until the bats finally start to wake up.
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The Orioles.com website has more from the scuffle, this time from the eyes of Juan Samuel.
Bill Ordine from the