Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Orioles Losing Skid Reaches Eight

It was not a good night for the Orioles as they lost again, for the eighth consecutive time.

They opened up their ten-game home stand this week and lost to the Minnesota Twins, 3-0.

It’s been bad for the past week-and-a-half. They are now 6-9 on the season.

The starting pitching was decent; however, reliever Kevin Gregg was terrible and the Baltimore offense didn’t get going until the seventh inning.

Chris Tillman – who took the loss – pitched all right, going 6 2/3 innings, striking out five, giving up six hits and walking none. He got into some trouble in the second inning where he gave up two runs, but settled down.

Good to have seen him bounce back after his horrific outing in the Bronx last week.

I caught the first six innings in person at Camden Yards since I was in town for work, but left during the seventh to head back south home.

The Orioles finally got on the board in the seventh thanks to back-to-back homers by Adam Jones and Matt Wieters.

With the Twins leading 3-2, team closer Kevin Gregg came into the game and it was not pretty. What was a close game became a seemingly insurmountable lead (by the way the Oriole offense is going) as Gregg simply was not effective. In his one inning of work in the ninth, he gave up two runs and walked two.

It was ugly.

I saw the final few frames on MASN and the reception that Gregg got after he got off the mound was one I heard way too many times at Camden Yards.

>>> Read More

No comments:

Proud Partner: Ticket Network

We have top views at Orioles, games, plus a loaded NFL, schedule. Check these tix to Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.

Proud Partner - Crisp Ads

CrispAds Blog Ads