Last night, the Orioles lost to the Chicago White Sox, 9-7.
Jeremy Guthrie was off, and the White Sox scored 4 runs in the first inning. As well, they took advantage of a woeful Jay Gibbons in left field.
My Sunday partners Tony and Pug are going to celebrate when I say this, but anyone besides Jay Gibbons should be in left field, including Brandon Fahey.
I caught some of the game when I got home and it was pitiful to Gibbons out there.
Guthrie allowed six runs, five earned, and nine hits in over three innings of work, by far his shortest outing of the season. He's been nothing short of awesome, and hopefully what happened last night was just a bad start as he had not given up any more than for runs in any of his starts.
The Orioles nearly came back, scoring five runs in the ninth, but alas, it was not enough.
Rick Maese of the Sun believes that Dave Trembley has at least earned the opportunity to finish out the rest of the season, and I agree. There's no point trotting anyone else in at this point considering the Orioles are out of contention and he simply deserves his shot.
Often maligned pitcher, Danyz Baez returned to the team and Miguel Tejada will do some light hitting once he returns to the squad reports Roch Kubatko of the Sun.
Also, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has more on Miguel Tejada.
Candus Thomson and Monica Lopossay have an article about the new Triple-A affiliate of the Orioles, the Norfolk Tides.
The O, By the Way Blog has thoughts from last night's game...
Roch Kubatko reports that Melvin Mora might be injured more seriously than previously thought in his blog on the Baltimore Sun website.
The Orioles held open tryouts this week in Glen Burnie...
- photo from the Examiner