Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Birds Getting Banged-Up in Boston

The O's continued their losing ways last night, dropping another game to Boston 14-2.

The Birds have now lost five straight and are in danger of going 0-6 on the road trip. After losing to Boston 7-4 on Monday, the team turned to Radhames Liz to stop the bleeding...Liz took the loss and was charged with nine runs in just three and 1/3 innings.

In the past two games at Fenway, Oriole pitchers have given up 19 runs on 28 hits (20 hits last night), and have given up 18 walks (averaging one walk per inning).

It gets worse...the team is skipping Jeremy Guthrie's start later this afternoon...reliever Lance Cormier will make the start in his place...manager Dave Trembley hopes to get three innings out of him.

There have been a few bright spots this week...Adam Jones homered in his first at-bat on Monday, and Kevin Millar hit his 20th home run of the season a few innings later...the Birds now have four players with 20 or more homers this season (Aubrey Huff, Melvin Mora, Luke Scott and Millar) and Nick Markakis (18 homers) should join that list soon...

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