Archive for May 7th, 2007

Orioles Split 4 Game Series Against Indians

May 7, 2007

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The Orioles won the first 2 games of the series, only to lose the last 2 games.

Chris Ray got the win (his 3rd) in the first game. The Orioles came back from behind and won the game in extra innings, 3-2. Nick Markakis drove in the game winning run.

Daniel Cabrera pitched great to earn the win (his 2nd) in game 2. Ramon Hernandez hit a 3 run homer in the O’s 8-2 win.

Brian Burres struggled in his first start as an Oriole to get the loss (his first). Ramon Hernandez added 4 more hits and 4 more RBIs in the 6-9 loss.

The bullpen blew a great game pitched by Steve Trachsel in game 4, with Chad Bradford getting his first loss. Brian Roberts had 2 hits, including a triple in the 1-10 loss.

The O’s face off against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the first half of the week. Go O’s.

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Birkins Back To Minors

May 7, 2007

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The Orioles optioned LHP Kurt Birkins back to AAA Norfolk and called up RHP Jon Leicester. Adam Loewen was moved to the 60 day DL to make room on the 40 man roster.

Grade: C

The Orioles just wanted a fresh arm to be the long man after Birkins pitched 3 innings on Sunday. The last spot in the bullpen has been a revolving door lately. Lets see what Leicester can do.