Baltimore is now 19-23 on the season and New York swept the brief two game series. They have now lost three in a row.
The Yankees who had trouble scoring on Wednesday, just had their way with Oriole pitching on Thursday.
Bergesen gave up five runs in a horrific first inning and the New York Yankees didn’t look back from there. His command was off, he could not hit his spots throughout his outing and the Bronx Bombers made him pay.
New York held a 5-0 lead even before the Baltimore got its first batter up. Everyone in attendance knew it would have taken a miracle for the Birds to even be a factor on the night.
The miracle never came. In fact, throughout the game you knew it was going to be downright horrible.
Things only got worse for the Orioles as Bergesen was taken out and Chris Jakubauskas was brought in the fifth inning.
Jakubauskas would serve up a monster homer to Mark Teixiera in the frame. New York built up a 9-0 lead by the bottom of the fourth, kept bringing on the pain and never looked back.
All things considered, Bergesen’s outing on Wednesday was a letdown especially after his work in Tampa Bay over the weekend. He was off badly and the Yankees just took advantage. Overall, he gave up eight runs in only 3 1/3 innings.