When we hear the Baltimore Orioles mentioned in trade rumors, it’s usually about their pursuit of a starting pitcher. But are the pitchers mentioned really an upgrade?
Ubaldo Jimenez’s miserable season worsened Friday when the Baltimore Orioles right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.
As you look at the Orioles roster, you have to question the depth of the starting pitching staff.
Another pitcher for the Orioles, Ubaldo Jimenez does have the talent but finding that strike zone has caused the 30 year old some trouble. Wallace says that he is “a great young guy but he is trying to do a little more than what he is capable of. He needs to relax.”
Scott asked for a “letter grade” from last nights game. The first half, Kubatko gave the Birds a strong C+. They only had one quality start in the past couple games. The O’s are starting to look like a last place team, Kubatko said, if that is the case then he would give the O’s a solid A-. It is time for the Orioles to step up their game a little bit.
Joe Saunders (0-4, 5.19 ERA) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8, 4.70 ERA)
Barring any rain outs the Orioles will play game 81 of the 2014 season Sunday afternoon when they close out this 4-game series with the Rays.
As the Birds hit Thursday’s off-day, their record at Camden Yards stands at 18-18. That’s mediocrity right there people.
Chicago RHP Hector Noesi (2-5, 5.34 ERA) gets the start against Baltimore’s righty Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8, 4.63 ERA).
Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night, lifting the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles for their fourth straight win.
If the Baltimore Orioles are going to make a move in the AL East, it would help if their starting pitching could continue its recent trend of outstanding performances.
The young righty pitched six strong innings as the Birds knocked off the first-place Toronto Blue Jays 4-2. Now Buck Showalter must decide what to do with his starting staff upon Gonzalez’s return.