Monday, April 18, 2011

The Losing Streak Reaches Seven for the Orioles

When it rains, it pours.

For the Baltimore Orioles, it’s been a pitiful week and an awful road trip. They dropped their seventh game in a row as they lost to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, 4-2.

They were not shelled as badly as they were in the past two games; however, the end result was the same – a loss.

The offense is still sputtering and with the Twins, Yankees and Red Sox – all of who were contenders last season – at Camden Yards for the team’s next homestand, it may get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

The Twins and Red Sox are hungry and are looking to rebound from poor starts; meanwhile, we know what the Yankees did last week and can do overall.

It’s not looking good.

The good news on Sunday is that Brad Bergesen went five innings and gave up two runs in his outing. He gave up homers to Carlos Santana and Grady Sizemore – in his first game of 2011 – but overall, Brad was decent.

Of course, the offense could only muster six hits against Fausto Carmona – who started for the Indians on the mound. The Orioles had problems driving in runners on base and could not execute when needed. They are not working the count and having good at bats.

They are making the job easy for opposing pitchers.

Brian Roberts got three hits on the afternoon and Luke Scott drove in a run; however, not much else happened for Baltimore.

The Indians are looking like a serious contender despite their young roster and recent history; meanwhile, the 5-1 start that the Orioles got off to is a distant memory and we’re watching some bad baseball with Buck Showalter.

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