A star has been born in Baltimore, then again -- it might be for the week; however, Chris Waters, who was promoted from Triple-A Norfolk had the pleasure of facing the Angels in his first ever start in the majors. The guy was only 3-6 with a 5.70 ERA in Norfolk, and has been in the lower levels for nine years, so what could we all honestly expect?
Yeah, he was out *only against* the best team in baseball....
Only up in the majors because of a lack of starting pitching depth, Waters not only impressed, but delivered as he pitched eight innings of one hit ball. Personally, I thought he if made it through maybe five innings, Baltimore would have gotten a good start, but baseball is a game where anything can happen and it is even better that manager Dave Trembley entrusted Waters to go as deep as he could.
Chris Waters may be the next big thing, or a flash in the pan, but a decent major league pitcher; nevertheless, the Orioles beat the Angels, 3-0 last night.
The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning off both Nick Markakis' and Melvin Mora's RBI's, and then Luke Scott added the exclamation point with his 19th home run later on in the game. George Sherrill after his shaky outing on Monday, came in last night -- ok, he gave up a hit to add a little drama -- but he earned his 31st save.
I can't remember any pitcher recently -- much less on a contending team -- achieve what Chris Waters did in their first start ever in the majors. Amazing.
Too bad I didn't stay for up this, but thanks to mlb.com and the magic of the net, I got see something wonderful this morning.
Considering the glee we all have this morning with the impressive outing by Waters, another one of your youngsters may be done for the season...
The Orioles' worst fears were confirmed yesterday with the news that center fielder Adam Jones has a fractured left foot, an injury that could end his impressive first season with the club.Injuries are part of the game; however, the news really sucks for us Oriole fans. I'm sure the team will do the proper thing when it comes to Jones' injury -- if the kid is not healthy, or is still hurting -- have him sit for as long as needed. There's no point in ruining his career by having him come back too early.
Jones, who was injured Saturday when he fouled a pitch from the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez off his foot, will wear a walking boot and be on crutches for the next two weeks before having another CT scan performed on his foot.
"I think he's looking at a minimum of four weeks out," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "It's a terrible thing for him and our team. I think the world of him. I hope he gets it taken care of."
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