Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Orioles Down Rays, 7-5; Adam Jones: Star in the Making?

To see the change with the Baltimore franchise, you can look at the progress of one player: Adam Jones.

He served as a main catalyst in yesterday's victory over the Rays, 7-5, as he hit two home runs and drove in four runs in the winning effort. Baltimore's bullpen bailed out Mark Hendrickson -- who was nothing but terrible and only lasted 2 innings and gave up 5 runs -- and shut down Tampa Bay.

Hendrickson was solid in his last start -- granted it was only over three innings -- against the White Sox; however, could his time in the rotation be coming to an end? With the positive news coming out of the farm, Hill has done mighty fine in his rehab, and should be back up this weekend for the series against the Royals in Kansas City. Mark has been a good soldier, and perhaps was ill-suited to start, but the Orioles needed an arm. I'm sure he'll be sent to the bullpen, or be a swing man in the rotation, but something needs to be done about the pitching effort when it comes to this team.

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1 comment:

J. Mark English said...

Do you think this year the Orioles may actually threaten to keep up with the top of the pack?

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