Although he only went a little more than four innings and didn’t earn the win, he still looked good and had a solid outing.
Thanks to the bats and contributions from a Jay Gibbons homer, Kevin Millar and Nick Markakis, the O’s beat the White Sox 9-6 on Independence Day.
The O’s whipped up on Jose Contreras and torched him for six runs in five innings.
Rob Bell came into the game in the fifth and earned his second win of the season.
The Orioles released Scott Williamson on Tuesday to make room for Garrett Olson. He was a little surprised by the news, as he didn’t pitch all that bad for the Birds, just that he was always injured and his appearances were few and far between. In addition, it sounded like the club wanted to see more of its young pitchers in the lower levels have a shot at the big time.
I think it was a good move, and does not hurt the Orioles. Roch Kubatko of the Baltimore Sun has his thoughts on Scott Williamson and also on Garrett Olson.
Roch Kubatko of the Baltimore Sun has his thoughts on Scott Williamson and also on Garrett Olson.
The O, By the Way blog has their thoughts on Olson’s start on Wednesday.
Matt Palmer believes that Cal Ripken is trying to take a middle ground in the debate between Barry Bonds and steroids.-- photo from the AP