For the second time in as many weeks, the Orioles countered with the Rays and pitcher Matt Garza. Well, once again, the Rays got the Orioles’ number as their bats came alive later in the game and Garza once again pitched another gem. In the end, the Orioles lost to the Rays, 5-1.
I got home around 8:30 and turned on MASN and noticed the amount of open green seats to people actually seated. There were not a lot of people at Camden Yards on a surprisingly great night to watch a game in April.
Looking at the box score a few minutes ago, the paid attendance was only 9,129. Folks, that's a historic low...
Sad. Oh yeah, the Orioles are now (1-6) to start the season and have lost all four games on their first homestand so far. Only the Houston Astros at 0-7 are worse than the Orioles in all of baseball.
Then again, it doesn’t help that the Orioles are the worst in the American League right now.
Felix Pie’s leadoff homer was the only run the Orioles had on Monday. Garza went eight innings, struck out five, walked three and allowed six hits.
On the other hand, Jeremy Guthrie once again had a solid outing, but took the loss – his second on the year. He went seven innings, allowed three runs, struck out five and walked none. It was a shame that the Oriole bats were once again asleep for evening, and they went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.