O's Lose Seventh Straight, This Time to the Devil Rays, 15-8; Rays Score 11 Runs in the 8th Inning...
What else can go wrong? The offense hit six home runs, but still lost?
But once again, thanks to our futile bullpen, the Birds got roasted by the lowly Devil Rays, 15-8.
I'm just melancholy at this point, honestly. I am not sure what to think of the Orioles -- they have just been so bad and incredibly painful to watch. The losing streak is a at seven, and although the Orioles may look substantially better on paper, the bottom line is that they are not getting the job done.
Two quotes that got me in a game recap I found in the Sun:
"When that inning started, I said, 'Please God, don't start another one. We don't want to be in the same situation as what happened last time,' " shortstop Miguel Tejada said. "What can I say? Our pitchers are trying to make the best pitches they can. Right now, we're in a tough time."
"It's not fun. It's embarrassing, it's tiring, it's not good," second baseman Brian Roberts said. "We've been through this too many times. And it's not a lack of effort, it's not a lack of trying, it's not a lack of preparation. It's just not working out."
How sad. Really, just how sad...
Rock Kubatko and Dan Connolly wonder if this is the beginning of the end for the Baltimore Orioles this year. By the way things have looked this month, and the history of the team during the past several seasons, it very well may be.
Meanwhile, Dave Trembley is in a serious skid thanks to the losing streak, and Peter Schmuck has his a piece on it.