Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bergesen and Orioles Deliver in Win Against the Mariners; Andy MacPhail Speaks

The Orioles got a nice quality win to snap a three game losing streak, as Brad Bergesen pitched 7 2/3 innings of stellar baseball and both Adam Jones along with Luke Scott came through huge with excellent nights at the plate.

In the end, Baltimore beat Seattle, 5-2, on a rainy night at Camden Yards.

After a disastrous start to the 2010 season – is Bergesen regaining the form that made him a pitcher to watch in 2009?

Well, perhaps so, after only three starts since coming back from Norfolk.

Bergesen only gave up a run in his start, walked two and struck out three; however, he used his sinker to induce groundball after groundball and that made the difference.

Seattle did get two runs at towards the end of the game – once in the eighth and ninth, but Alfredo Simon came in closed out the game. Koji Uehara nearly opened up the flood gates for the Mariners as he was ineffective and allowed a run his 1/3 inning of work.

At the plate for Baltimore, Miguel Tejada had a two-run double to give them a 2-0 lead, and then in the fourth inning, Luke Scott hit his 5th homer of the year – a solo shot – to increase their lead to 3-0.

The Orioles got two more runs in the sixth off a Cesar Izturis sacrifice fly and a Jones RBI-single.

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