Tuesday, June 22, 2010

About Yesterday's Game; The Marlins Have Problems of Their Own: Fredi Gonzalez Fired...

Went out to the Yard last night since I was in the Columbia area doing business and wanted to see the Marlins for a bit last night. The Orioles lost their 51st game of the year last night, 10-4, to the Florida Marlins.

Jeremy Guthrie was shaky at times during his outing and took the loss - his ninth of the season. The Marlins did their damage in the fourth and in the last third of the game, where they touched up the Oriole bullpen for another six runs.

The underachieving, but young and talented Marlins team beat up the Orioles and several players - star Hanley Ramirez, rookie Mike Stanton, Gaby Sanchez and Wes Helms - all had productive nights at the plate. Plus, every Marlin starter had a hit.

Matt Wieters had a big three run homer in the second inning to bring Baltimore within one of the lead, 4-3; however, they would not do much else. The Orioles' newest addition, Jake Fox, made his debut in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter.

At this point, the addition of Fox is a nice insurance policy in case Wigginton gets dealt and also gives much more depth on the team. Fox can play the corner outfield positions, corner infield positions, and also go behind the plate as a catcher.

Furthermore, he's a former Cub ... and MacPhail seems to like his former North Side Chicago picks.

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