Miguel Gonzalez pitched well for the Orioles in their 10-2 win over the Indians
Taylor Teagarden was the walk-off hero in the Orioles extra inning win against the Tigers Saturday,
Friday the 13th is supposed to be Jason’s day. At least, that’s what the scary movies told us. This particular Friday the 13th, though, was not a good day for Jason, and, depending on how the story unfolds on Saturday the 14th, the Orioles’ season could have just turned into a horror story.
Much of the chatter around the ballpark Saturday centered around Weaver, and the birds’ acquisition of veteran DH Jim Thome. And, why not? It’s not as if the home team gave the fans a lot to cheer about.
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.
Orioles fans can only hope Brian Matusz catches this many breaks when he’s actually pitching well. The young left hander gave up a career-high 13 hits in 5-plus innings to the Angels Tuesday night at Camden yards.
The Orioles came up against one of baseball’s best pitcher Monday night in New York, and 37-year old R. A. Dickey did to them what the birds did to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend: totally grinded their offense to a complete halt.
The birds had their leadoff man back after over a year on the disabled list.
If Orioles manager Buck Showalter was waiting for Jake Arrieta to pitch his way out of his funk, he found out it wasn’t going to happen Friday night at Camden Yards. He just didn’t find out early enough.