Friday, April 30, 2010

(4-18) O's manage 1 vs. Yanks, worst in MLB

Everey team in the major leagues has at least 8 wins - except the Orioles. They have 4.

The 4th win came against the Yankees with Kevin Millwood on the mound. Millwood lasted just 5 1/3 innings, but kept the O's in the game by allowing just 2 runs and leaving with the score at 2-1, thanks to a bases loaded walk by Cesar Izturis. Yes, he does take walks occasionally. The O's had 3 RBI singles in the bottom of the 6th from Rhyne Hughes, Nolan Reimold, and Izturis, who somehow got his 3rd RBI with a single in the 8th. He's not exactly an RBI machine. Alberto Castillo kept his ERA perfect and picked up the win, as Alfredo Simon, called up in place of Kam Mickolio, picked up his first career save. The 2 runs he allowed were unearned because of Izturis' error.

The 2nd game was ugly, as Jeremy Guthrie (0-3) had his first poor start on the season, allowing 7 runs in just under 5 innings. Despite 11 hits, including a home run and 3 hits from Nick Markakis, the O's fell 8-3.

Brian Matusz (2-1) picked up his 1st loss in the finale, pitching decently over 6 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 9 hits and surprisingly had just 2 strikeouts. The O's had only 3 hists and lost 4-0.

In other news, Chris Tillman threw a no hitter for AAA Norfolk on Thursday. Brad Bergesen, who has pitched well, is expected to be recalled to make Saturday's start, and will be joined by Koji Uehara. I don't know who will be sent down. No clue. But the O's did designate lefty reliever Wilfredo Perez for assignment to make room for Simon. Stupid.

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