Sunday, July 4, 2010

Orioles Lose to Jon Lester and the Sox (again); Juan Samuel Goes Batty

On Saturday night, the Orioles lost for the 56th time in 80 chances as Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox dominated them, 9-3.

Lester, the tall southpaw for Boston, upped his record 12-0 against the Orioles lifetime as he went seven innings and allowed only one run. He won fairly easy as his offense hammered Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie who lost his tenth game of the season, along with an ineffective bullpen.

Guthrie was not sharp at all and he lasted a tad over four innings, plus gave up six runs in his night on the mound. The Red Sox didn’t have all their marquee players at the plate due to injury, but the old reliables - Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and J.D. Drew – all did the damage.

The Orioles, well, played like they have all season on Saturday and was just a microcosm of a bigger picture. Errors (two on the night), poor play, and no plan against Jon Lester did them in.

The Red Sox plated four runs in the bottom of the first inning and it was ‘checkmate’ for the Orioles from there. Baltimore had a chance in the first to jump on Lester, but with one out and the bases loaded, Adam Jones came to the plate and grounded into a bases loaded double play.

The Orioles did add get two runs in the top of the ninth as Jake Fox homered, although it required the use of instant replay by the umpires for the call.

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