There once was a time when the Baltimore Orioles would be content with a moral victory. Although that is no longer the case for the AL East contenders, manager Buck Showalter knows a fine performance isn’t always rewarded with a win.
Buck Showalter said he’s open to going to a six-man rotation when left-hander Johan Santana becomes available.
The Orioles won again, despite a shorter than acceptable outing from a starting pitcher.
Wei-Yin Chen was unhappy with his outing, losing for the first time in a month.
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun joined Zinno on Last Call to discuss the Orioles.
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They Orioles are off to a rough start to the 2014 season but Steve Davis knows it won’t all continue, things will get better.
After dropping two of three games to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Orioles will begin a six-game road trip on Friday in Detroit against the Tigers.
If nothing else, the opening series of the regular season provided the Baltimore Orioles a good look at what could be their main source of competition this year. The Boston Red Sox got 12 hits off Wei-Yin Chen and beat the Orioles 4-3 Thursday night in the decisive matchup of a three-game set.
Wei-Yin Chen pitched four innings of three-hit ball, Henry Urrutia homered and the Baltimore Orioles tied a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 2-2 Friday.
Chris Davis had a long home run and three RBIs, J.J. Hardy hit a three-run shot and Wei-Yin Chen pitched three shutout innings to help the Baltimore Orioles beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 9-2 on Sunday.
Buck’s Birds can match any lineup in baseball 1 through 9 when it comes to thunder in the lumber and they’re coming off the best fielding percentage season in baseball history. That’s all good but in the end this team will seal it’s fate with starting pitching.