Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Game Yesterday: Blue Jays Beat the Orioles 2-1, Masterful Debut by Jays Pitcher Jesse Litsch...

Last night, the Baltimore Orioles had another hard luck loss, this time at the hands of a pitcher throwing in his first major league game. The starting pitcher for the Blue Jays,

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.


Baltimore Sun beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec has a recap of the game as well as Spencer Fordin from the

The scuffle between Melvin Mora and Jay Payton the other night is not a big deal in Baltimore clubhouse, and was an isolated incident. In the same piece, Erik Bedard talks about his winless streak, and it notes that Danys Baez is struggling.

The website has more from the scuffle, this time from the eyes of Juan Samuel.

Bill Ordine from the Baltimore Sun in his blog, ‘O By the Way’ finds the way that Orioles are losing games these days to be absolutely torturous.

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