Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Four Game Win Streak to Start Season Comes to an End; Meanwhile, Red Sox Nation is

All good things sometimes must come to an end.

The Orioles, who started off the season 4-0 heading into tonight, lost to the Detroit Tigers, 7-3.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards was not packed to the gills – in comparison to Monday – based on what I saw on MASN. It was a nice night out and kind of surprising not to see a larger crowd, especially after all the positivity of this week.

The crisp play that was part of the recipe for the Orioles in their first four games was not there on Wednesday.

Baltimore had to contend with Justin Verlander, who is one of the best in the business on the mound. They were able to score three times off of him, thanks to a 2-run homer by Derrek Lee in the fourth inning and an RBI single by Vladmir Guerrero in the sixth.

However, the Orioles were hoping for a decent start by Brad Bergesen.

According to the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec, he’s not thrown in a game since March 25th.

It showed.

Really, he’s only starting because Jeremy Guthrie amazingly fell ill and was hospitalized.

This was Bergy’s chance to take the ball and deliver. The results didn’t go too well.

Bergesen went 3 2/3 innings and threw over 80 pitches in that time frame. He was charged four runs – two earned – on four hits; however, he was not helped by his defense. The bullpen was not much better either, honestly as they gave up three runs after Bergesen left the game.

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