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.
Tim Berry struck out 7 batters in 5.2 innings Saturday night in the Keys 3-1 loss.
Justin Verlander abused the Orioles in their 4-0 loss on Sunday.
Wei-Yin Chen was perfection through 6.1 innings in Seattle Tuesday night.
The Orioles held a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. It would be gone before the top of the eighth.
Before Friday, the last time the Orioles beat an opponent that scored at least eight runs against them without going into extra innings, Jake Arrieta was their starting (and winning) pitcher, and they beat the Indians.
The Orioles find themselves in a troubling position after Thursday’s series opener against Cleveland. Both of their reliable starters have pitched poorly on back-to-back nights for the first time all year, and now they’re forced to depend on three others (including one who’s started just one game in the majors this season) to right a rapidly sinking ship in the next three games.
Jason Hammel has been the one guy the Orioles can hand the ball to and know, no matter what happened last night, or for the last two nights, or for the last week, good results are coming tonight. Wednesday night at Camden Yards, the wheels came off of the Orioles most reliable chariot, and the birds were embarrassed by the Angels, 13-1.