The Orioles were shut out Friday night, although Troy Patton and the bullpen was fantastic once again.
The Orioles received a little payback in New York Wednesday afternoon, falling 12-3 to the Yankees. JJ Hardy connected for a Solo Shot in the big blowout.
At first, it looked like the Orioles were intent on punishing their front office for not making any deals at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Miguel Gonzalez struck out eight batters and Jim Johnson notched his first save since his meltdown.
Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 batters, leading the way to a 6-1 win for the birds.
The Orioles followed up Friday night’s heartbreaker with a frustrating 6-1 loss to the Oakland A’s Saturday night at Camden Yards.
The Orioles lost a tough game to the Athletics Friday night.
The Orioles got on the board first against Rays starter James Shields (L, 6-9) in the fifth. Markakis singled with one out. Shields hit Hardy with a pitch, and walked Jim Thome, loading the bases for Adam Jones.
22 year old L.J. Hoes has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the Orioles in 2012.