Friday, May 29, 2009

Hernandez Shines in Debut; O's Start Off Series Against Tigers With A Win; Wieters, Chris Ray

Over the past week, there's been a healthy infusion of some youth in the Baltimore Orioles organization, and so far, the kids have delivered. Another young arm from Norfolk -- David Hernandez -- made his major league debut and impressed as the Orioles opened up their four game set with the Detroit Tigers winning on Thursday, 5-1.

Luke Scott hit two home runs -- including a three-run shot in the 8th inning (he now has seven on the year) -- and drove in four to help Baltimore earn their fourth victory in a row. For the third day in row, Nolan Reimold homered -- a solo shot in the in 5th inning to break a 1-1 tie. Scott's first home run of the night came in the second inning.

The Tigers have now lost five out of their last six games.

The story of the night was David Hernandez, another arm in the minors who was thriving and earned a call up the majors. Much like Berken on Tuesday, Hernandez would get into trouble, pitch his way out of it, and keep his team in the game. When the night was done for Hernandez, he only allowed one run, five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings -- a solid and promising debut for a pitcher. He got into trouble in the fifth inning as Clete Thomas plated in a run.

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