Thursday, June 7, 2007

Quick Hits: O's Snap Losing Skid; Birds Down Mariners 9-5

Sorry for the delay everyone! Right now, I am in Washington D.C. covering the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals.

The Baltimore Orioles finally got a win and broke out a their five game losing skid yesterday afternoon on the left coast, as they beat the Seattle Mariners 9-5.

There was no bullpen implosion today, and the Orioles bats took over after the fifth inning.

The pendulum finally swung in the way of the black and orange, as Jay Gibbons broke out of a deep slump and the Orioles broke out and finally got into the win column.

Daniel Cabrera who has been mired with bouts of inconsistency as a starting pitcher, started off wild in this game, but settled down as he pitched 8 innings, and gave up 4 runs, while striking out 6 and walking 4.

He earned his 5th win of the year.

Meanwhile, the Orioles took advantage of Jarrod Washburn, the starting pitcher for the Mariners, as the Orioles broke out with a huge five run inning, capped off by two runs driven in by Jay Payton, and runs driven in by Chris Gomez, Miguel Tejada and Aubrey Huff.

In the sixth inning, the Orioles also scored another run, as Chris Gomez grounded into a double play, and Jay Gibbons scored.

The Orioles tacked on more runs in the ninth inning, as Nick Markakis, Melvin Mora and Aubrey Huff drove in runs.

The Orioles take on the Colorado Rockies this weekend at the Yard.

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The Baltimore Sun has a recap of yesterday’s game, as does the Orioles Main MLB site.

Bill Ordine of the O, By the Way Blog has his thoughts from last night, as well as erstwhile blogger and beat reporter, Rock Kubatko.

As the starting pitchers are not going deep into games, and the bullpen is way over-worked, the Orioles might have to bring up a reliever from the lower levels to supplant corps in the majors.

The Washington Post has more on the issues concerning the bullpen and the possibility of another reliever joining the team, and so does the Orioles MLB main site.

Scott Boras will have his name imprinted all over the draft, as his influence on many of the picks is far-reaching. Roch Kubatko of the Sun reports that the Orioles may have to do business with him, if they get one of his players. As well, Roch opines on the day before the draft in his blog.

There's more out there I'd like to add, but I am occupied at the moment, so I'll do a part two of Quick Hits later on.

1 comment:

The Lone Blogger said...

Any thoughts on which relievers the Orioles might be willing to part with at the deadline? I'm sure they could get some good returns on some of them. EVERYONE always needs relief help at the deadline.

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