Once again, the Orioles have run into a brick wall, and they are shut-out again, thank to the brilliant pitching of Kevin Millwood. He pitched seven scoreless innings as the Rangers beat Baltimore, 3-0.
Since the Clay Buchholz no-hitter, the Orioles have been shut-out three times.
Jon Leicester threw a complete game, as he eight innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. He pitched a quality start; however, the Oriole offense could not muster anything and stranding eight runners did them in.
Nelson Cruz, Gerald Laird and Marlon Byrd each drove in runs for Texas.
The Orioles return home tonight and face Kansas City at home.
Roch Kubatko has his pick for the most disappointing Orioles, and boy, there are several. He picked Ramon Hernandez, and I would for the most part agree with him. I still think Danys Baez's pitching has been far more detrimental to the team than Ramon has.
Bill Ordine has his thoughts of Oriole-land in his blog; O, by the Way...
It looks like Jeremy Guthrie will pitch in the final week of the season, which is a good thing, because he's probably the best arm left on the staff.