Well, last night the Orioles lost in the desert to the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 8-3.
Steve Trachsel, who had been the steadiest of the pitchers until recently, got lit up again as he allowed five runs and seven hits in four innings. He walked four and struck out three, but nearly half the runners he faced got on base.
For the Diamondbacks, Stephen Drew and Chad Tracy homered to start off the game and Eric Byrnes drove in two runs as the Snakes took the series from the Birds.
Jay Payton drove in a run for the Orioles; however, Brian Roberts homered (second of the series) and had four hits for the team on the Sunday, as his play this season should merit him some All-Star consideration. Melvin Mora also added his 11th homer.
The O's were 3-3 on this road trip, and the Yankees come to town for three games, and then the Angels thereafter.
Roch Kubatko is his blog on the Baltimore Sun website notes the Orioles looked subpar on Sunday because of bad pitching and fielding...
Dave Trembley is trying to stay calm in light of the losing spell.
Jay Gibbons is now relaxing at the plate, and hitting again; meanwhile, there is news of another Freddie Bynum alteraction, this time with Juan Samuel. As well, Bedard seems to be fine and Parrish is in a groove right now.
Bill Ordine of the O' By the Way blog, gives his thoughts on the road trip for the the Orioles and the week ahead.
Matt Palmer of the Examiner his blog looks at who might stay on with the team and who might depart as the trading deadline approaches. As well, he gives praise to Jeremy Guthrie...