What can we say? It safe to assume things have not been the same since Bedard’s start on Tuesday?
Once again, the Orioles lost another game they led. On Friday night, the black and orange lost to the Minnesota Twins by a score of 7-4.
In a scene that keeps repeating itself, an Oriole starter (this time Jeremy Guthrie) has a tight lead and the trusty bullpen blew the game.
The team was up 4-3 in the eighth inning, but Guthrie got pulled as he allowed three runs in the top of frame. He gave up two homers; a solo shot to Justin Morneau and a two run shot to Jason Kubel.
And then all hell loose.
Jim Hoey and Jamie Walker could not hold the slim 4-3 lead they had and the ‘pen just blowing leads has been played over and over like a broken record.
Then Danys Baez came up to the mound in the ninth and served up a two run-homer to Torii Hunter to out the nail in the coffin for the Orioles.
The black and orange squandered a game, as the Orioles tagged Johan Santana (only one of the best starters in the game) with four runs – three homers.
The two teams square off on Saturday and Sunday.
Radhames Liz will start today in Baltimore against the Twins. Well, at this point in the season, the Orioles might as well see what they have and perhaps one of the kids from the farm may be a diamond-in-the-rough.
Roch Kubatko has his thoughts from last night in his blog, Roch Around the Clock.