Friday, June 5, 2009

O's Lose Late in Seattle; Jamie Walker To Be Sent on His Way?

Rookie pitcher Brad Bergesen pitched another great game; however, in the end, the Oriole bullpen could not hold a 2-2 tie heading into the ninth inning, and lost to the Seattle Mariners, 3-2. The Orioles have now lost four out of five games, and Seattle has taken the series -- winning two out of three.

Jim Johnson took the loss as he pitched a scoreless eighth inning, but ran into trouble in the ninth. He allowed a one-out triple to Franklin Guitterez, and after giving up back to back walks to Ichrio Suzuki and Russell Branyan (intentional) to load the bases, Adrian Beltre ended the contest with an RBI single.

Despite the loss, the story of the game was the ever emerging Baltimore pitching staff led by the performance of Bergesen. He once again had a solid start as he went seven innings and only gave up two runs; moreover, he and his battery mate -- Matt Wieters -- got out of the seventh inning unscathed after allowing two runners to get on base.

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