Thursday, the Orioles proved they can also be quite miserable in every aspect of the game, as the Sox salvaged the series’ final game, 7-0.
Wei-Yin Chen out-dueled Red Sox Starter Josh Beckett
The defense was every bit as sloppy as it has been all year. The pitching was worse than it has been most of the season, especially the bullpen. But, in Boston last night, the Orioles rediscovered an old friend—the offense—as they beat the Red Sox 8-6 in 10 innings.
The Baltimore Orioles, who has lost seven of their last eight, travel to Fenway Park to take on the up and coming Red Sox. Bobby Valentine’s club has won six of their last nine, including taking three of four from the powerful Tigers.
An outing that began looking as if Jake Arrieta was putting things back together again ended more reminiscent of every outing he’s had in the last month.
Facing an ace is no easy task, especially when trying to snap a 5-game losing streak. When a team knows after the first inning it will have to score at least 6 runs to win, the task can seem daunting.
The Blue Jays completed the sweep of the Orioles in Toronto on Wednesday, hitting four solo home runs off of Jason Hammel to seal the deal.
A second straight awful performance from their starting pitcher, and shoddy defense conspired to doom the Orioles in Toronto Tuesday night.
The Orioles entered Monday night trying to avoid tying a season-high 3-game losing streak. The offense let a golden opportunity slip away in the 3rd, and starter Tommy Hunter had one of his worst outings as an Oriole. Toronto took game one of the three-game series, 6-2.