Reporting Jeremy Conn
So the Orioles are back in the win column, and they got there with a walk off Home Run form Nate McLouth. Lets hope they can carry that emotion over into tonight game against the Yankees and get another Series win. But you know what they say, Momentum in baseball is today’s starting pitching.
Jason Hammel will take the mound for the O’s and he hasn’t looked like a number one pitcher, or even half as good as last year. In the month of May, Hammel has given up 17 Earned Runs in only 14.2 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting .279 off of him during that stretch and he has allowed over 2 base-runners per inning.
Knowing your facing the Yankees and they tend to hit the long ball pretty well, doesn’t make you feel real good about tonight’s game. If Hammel can revert back to how he pitched in April, then the Orioles will be better off. But if he is putting batters on base, and getting into hitters counts, it could be a long night for our beloved birds.