After a nice win on Sunday in Oakland, the Orioles tried their best to put the losing behind them on Monday in Seattle, but could not. When the night was over, Baltimore had lost it's 12th game of the season as pitcher Doug Fister and his brilliant night on mound helped Seattle win, 8-2.
Once again, the Orioles were killed by a lack of offense, horrible defense - a huge error Ty Wigginton in the third inning opened up the flood gates - and a pitcher who has clearly struggled from the gate this season.
Pitcher Brad Bergesen, who shined during his rookie season, has not regained the success he had in 2009 and once again got shelled. His night in Seattle: seven runs given up -- four earned -- on six hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings.
His reward: Bergy will try to figure out things in Norfolk. He's not fooled anyone in his three starts so far this season and who knows if his failures so far are due to his leg injury or his crazy commercial taping in the winter? Pitcher Alberto Castillo will be brought up from Norfolk and will suit up tonight for the O's.
Seattle put up a seven spot in the third inning, highlighted a 3-run homer by Casey Kotchman to pretty much decide the game.