Saturday, August 2, 2008

O's Win On The Left Coast, 10-5

After Thursday came and past without any moves by the Orioles whatsoever, they traveled out the West Coast and for eight innings, Garrett Olson hunkered down and shutout the Mariners. However, he faltered in the ninth, and despite Lance Cormier only needing two outs -- all on hits that barely got out of the infield -- to end the game, he gave up four runs (two more charged to Olson, he allowed one in the 9th), and the Orioles won 10-5 in the Emerald City.

Despite throwing well, Olson gave up 11 hits to earn his eighth win of the season.
The Baltimore bats jumped all over Seattle starter Jarrod Washburn as they had a huge fifth inning where they scored eight runs. Nick Markakis had three hits, Jay Payton with 3-RBI and Adam Jones two runs driven in.

I could not even believe that Olson went into the eighth inning. Weird. A good, resounding win by the Orioles and an awesome way to start a road trip after the drama in New York.

Well, it looks like the Orioles made at least one move this week -- Brian Burres was sent to Norfolk, while Alex Cintron was activated. The move was a little surprising as I thought Burres would be put into the bullpen; however, after his appearance in New York -- he had to get some seasoning. He started off the season so well, but seemed to wilt -- much like he did last year -- at the mid-point of the season. This move had to happen.

Meanwhile, Daniel Cabrera will appeal his six-game suspension for plunking A-Rod in the second game of the Yankee series; finally, Roch has joined MASN officially and has two entries up already (here and here)...

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