Friday, May 29, 2009

Matt Wieters Debut Overshadowed by the Efforts of Luke Scott & Brad Bergesen (With Photos)

Matt Wieters made his long-awaited major league debut on Friday; however, it was overshadowed by Luke Scott's two home runs and 5 RBIs, as well as eight innings of work by Brad Bergesen. When all was said and done, their efforts helped the Orioles to their fifth straight win as they defeated the Detroit Tigers, 7-2.

Luke Scott, perhaps one of the streakiest hitters in baseball, had his second two-run homer night in as many days. He hit a grand slam homer in the third inning, and then followed up with a solo shot in the fifth inning. Since the left-handed slugger has come back to Baltimore, he's had seven hits -- five of them home runs to bolster an offense which had been sputtering for a while.

Nick Markakis drove in a run with an RBI single in the third inning, and Roberts had a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Meanwhile, Brad Bergesen had his best showing in the majors so far by going eight innings and giving up two runs on Friday night. He was efficient -- only throwing 105 pitches -- threw strikes, pitched to contact, and used his defense to get outs. He gave up two runs -- all in the seventh inning -- thanks to an RBI-single by Curtis Granderson and an RBI-groundout by Brandon Inge.

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