The Orioles were shut out Friday night, although Troy Patton and the bullpen was fantastic once again.
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.
Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 batters, leading the way to a 6-1 win for the birds.
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.
The Orioles entered Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay having gone through their most impressive stretch of starting pitching all season. Despite dropping the last two games following a five game winning streak, Orioles starters had a stretch of seven consecutive quality starts. Yeah, about that…
Chen (L, 8-6) delivered the Orioles seventh consecutive quality start, giving up 3 runs on just 4 hits through 6.2 innings.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched well for the Orioles in their 10-2 win over the Indians
Wei-Yin Chen (W, 8-5) followed up Tommy Hunter’s solid outing Wednesday with one of his own, giving up three runs on six hits in seven innings.
Tommy Hunter’s gem and a two run homer by Adam Jones was enough for the Orioles on Wednesday night against the Twins