Granted, I have done a lot, and I mean a lot of moaning and bitching online and on various podcasts about the inordinate and excessive amount of coverage to when these two teams meet up; however, so far it has been great theater.
The Oriole had a great win last night; however, this afternoon it was a little more of what we all have been seeing this past month – bad pitching and lackluster baseball.
Buress looked great on Friday; however, Birkins was horrible today and might be exiled to the ‘pen.
They lost 8-3 to the Blue Jays up in
Kurt Birkins gave up six runs in the first inning and didn’t get any outs; meanwhile, Victor Zambrano throws four excellent innings on his way back to the majors. Nick Markakis made a huge error which allowed two Jays to score in the seventh inning.
I’d expect to see him start a few times before the season is out.
Freddie Bynum looked good in the field, but otherwise, it seemed to be the same old, same old with this team.
Roch Kubatko has more opinions on today’s game and events of last night…
There’s more on the Baez news from the orioles.com; alas, looking back, the decision to sign this guy may be one the Orioles remember for a long time and he might be grouped in with David Segui, Glenn Davis, Marty Cardova, & Omar Bell as some of the worst acquisitions made by the team – ever.
The Orioles have had a lot of oblique injuries…
In light of Miguel Tejada’s comments from the other day, he just wants to win and play. In his defense (ok, aside from his play on the field), he’s done his part at the plate, now the Orioles need to develop or surround him with the right talent.