Jake Arrieta on Sunday could not find the magic that led him to win his first two major starts, and in the end, the Orioles lost their 50th game in 69 chances at the hands of the San Diego Padres, 9-4.
The Padres started off the game on a slippery note, allowing four un-earned runs allowing the Orioles to take a 4-0 lead in the opening frame; however, even an early head start could not help Arrieta.
At the end of the day, Arrieta – who beat the Yankees and Giants in succession – only lasted three innings and gave up six runs.
The weekend out in beautiful San Diego was yet another painful experience as the Orioles had a chance for a rare series victory, but they absolutely blew a nice cushion. By the third inning on Sunday, the Orioles were out of the game and seemingly had no chance against Jon Garland – who won his seventh game of the season, despite his team’s disastrous start.
Crazy enough, after the first inning, the Orioles looked like a completely different team, only mustering two hits the rest of game and unable to produce any offense whatsoever.
If there’s any positive news to take from Sunday for Baltimore, Matt Wieters may have started to finally show some life in June as he ripped a three-run double in the first inning. In addition, Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
AMAZINGLY, Baltimore has not won a road series all season.
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