Saturday, August 25, 2007

The 'Pen Blows It Again: O's Lose 7-4 to the Twins...

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.

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The Baltimore Sun has a report from yesterday’s game as does the Baltimore Examiner, Orioles MLB site, & Washington Post.

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.

Former Oriole, B.J. Surhoff will be inducted into the team Hall of Fame tonight.

Roch Kubatko has his thoughts from last night in his blog, Roch Around the Clock.

2 comments:

Kenrick Thomas said...

The Orioles haven't been able to produces, but it all starts with getting better players. This isn't going to change as less they start getting better players on their team.

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Right. The Orioles do not have the talent to compete in the AL East at the moment.

With the combination of bad bullpen and a lackluster offense, it is little wonder why the O's are 13 games under .500

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