Monday, April 27, 2009

O's Week Three

The O's went 3-4 on the week.  Highlights of the week were Brad Bergeson's victory over the White Sox in his Major League debut,  Adam Eaton's victory over same and the continued bashing at the top of the order.

Bergesen went 5 2/3 IP allowing 1 Earned Run in a 10-3 victory and Eaton pitched 7 1/3 IP allowing 2 Earned Runs in a 6-2 win.  Koji Uehara also had an excellent start (6 2/3 IP,  2 Earned Runs) this week but the bullpen was unable to make it stand up.

Brian Roberts, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis are hitting  .372, .348 and .389 respectively at the top of the order.  The rest of the batting order cooled this week.

Through 3 weeks, Orioles pitching has walked fewer batters than all but 3 AL teams.

Lowlights were the blown save by George Sherrill on Saturday and the defense.  

Accept the blown save and move on, as no closer can be expected to succeed in every opportunity.  It remains disappointing because Uehara had such a good start and the blown save turned out to be the difference between a winning and losing Week 3.  

The defense continued its' sloppy play.  In the AL, only Seattle has committed more errors than Baltimore.

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