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  • Jun
    08

    Ubaldo Implodes, Manny Exploads

    Written by Michael Williams

    Overview

    Today pitching matchup featured a pair Former Indian teammates Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir  The As had the upper hand as Kasmir held the Orioles scoreless for most of the game. Orioles lose 11-to-1

    Starting Pitching

    Ubadldo Jimenez had problem with his control once again. In the third inning, the 7-8-9 hitters all walked before an out was recorded. He got an out at home, game up what was thought to be a grand slam but was ultimately ruled a double, scoring two runs and then loaded the bases again for the actual grand slam we all knew was coming.He lasted two and a third innings. 

    Final Line: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 6 ER, 5BB, 2 K, Loss

    Relief Pitching

    Brad Brach relieved Ubaldo and allowed four runs of his own. He pitched two full innings.

    T.J. McFarland was the  pitching star. He went a full four and two thirds innings allowing four hits, a run, a walk, and recorded four strikeouts. 

    Hitting

    Steve Pearce, who DH'd, got two hits including a double. Four othere singles were the extent of the Orioles offense. The lone run scored on a bases loaded walk.

    Highlights/Lowlights

    Fernando Abad threw inside twice to third baseman Manny Machado in the eighth. Both pitched appeared thrown at his surgically repaired knee. Machado avoided both, but after the second pitch his bat flew out of his hands just beyond third base. It did not appear accidental. They were both ejected.

    Key Moments In The Game

    The third inning sealed the Orioles fate.  The season will not go well if starters leave in the first, second and third innings.

    Other Notes/Musings

    Manny Machado will face a suspension after his actions of this weekend.

    Orioles face the Red Sox at Camden Yards Monday at 7:05 PM

    Box Score


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