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Baltimore Orioles: Not Enough from the Starters

Game 3: Boston Red Sox 4 Baltimore Orioles 3 F

W: Felix Doubront (1-0)

L: Wei-Yin Chen (0-1)

S: Koji Uehara (1)

MVP: Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, Xander Bogaerts – 3-4, 2 R

The GOOD: Matt Wieters. Wieters three-hit night provided some offense for the Orioles.  The Birds also got their first non-home run extra bit hits, as the offense showed signs of waking up.  Jonathan Schoop did a good job at second base in the field, playing a part in the Orioles turning three double plays.  Zach Britton‘s stuff was dirty once again.

The BAD: Ryan Flaherty looks lost again this spring. Maybe it just takes him longer to get his bat up to speed.  I don’t know, but at this point he could be the person sent down when Manny Machado comes back.  Wei-Yin Chen also did not look good.  He left up way too many hits, despite none of them being hit hard.

What’s NEXT: The Baltimore Orioles (1-2) head to Detroit to face the Tigers in a 1 p.m. game. Detroit is 2-0 after winning the first two against KC and the third being rained out.  Anibal Sanchez (0-0) faces Miguel Gonzalez (0-0).

The Orioles will need more innings and a better job from their starting pitching as they play another one of the favorites in the AL.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles Matt Wieters Ryan Flaherty Wei-Yin Chen

  • John

    “The Orioles will need more innings and a better job from their starting pitching”…… Isn’t the the story line of ALL LAST YEAR?????

  • http://n/a Douglas Trower

    True,the starters are NOT carrying their weight!! But why isn’t a closer look @ “Spray” Markaikis not taking place? He never hits in the clutch, never or can’t bunt,has lost what speed he might have had. He must be traded [if someone wants him] or released. For some unknown reason the announcers and writers seem to ignore his deficiencies[ probably due to his longevity!

  • Nate Wardle

    John, Yes I agree. It is a similar story from last year. Need the pitching to last longer.

    Douglas, while you are 100 percent correct, there aren’t many others hitting either. Markakis may only be a spray hitter at this point in his career, although I don’t think that is the issue.