O’s Shell Mariners 12-4

Mark Hendrickson evened up his record at 4-4 with the win.

Something might be wrong with Jeremy Guthrie. He couldn’t touch 90 mph last night with his fastball, even though he usually sits at 93-95 on a regular basis. He only made it though 2.1 innings last night before being pulled with 2 men on base. He gave up 3 runs on a homerun to Franklin Guitierrez in the first inning. He walked 4 and  didn’t strike out a batter. I have a feeling Guthrie’s hurt. That would certainly not be a good thing. Hopefully its just a little arm fatigue that will go away after the all-star break. Hendrickson did a hell of a job in relief. He got out of the 3rd without allowing a run to score, then pitched 2 more scoreless innings. He had 4 strikeouts in that span. Then Matt Albers, Danys Baez, and Jim Johnson each pitched a scoreless inning each in the 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively. George Sherrill gave up a run in the 9th, but that only made it an 8 run lead. The bullpen did a great job helping the team after Guthrie’s short start.

The bats came alive again. We scored 2 runs in the 1st inning on a 2 run single by Luke Scott. It might’ve been a 3 run play, but the umpire ruled that Nolan Riemold only go to third on an overthrow that went into the dugout. Dave Trembley disagreed, so he got tossed. It was hard to tell if it was the right call, but Trembley didn’t like the ump saying Riemold wasn’t hustling on the play. We got 4 more in the 6th when Riemold hit an RBI single. That was followed up by a 2 RBI triple from Scott, then an RBI single by Melvin Mora. Scott wasn’t done producing runs yet. In the 7th he hit a 3 run homerun to give him 7 RBI in the game. A Ty Wiggington RBI double and a Riemold 2 RBI single completed the scoring. The offense did a great job of making Mariner’s starter Erik Bedard throw alot of pitches. He was on an 85 pitch limit, so he could only go 4 innings last night, despite striking out 8 Oriole batters in that time. The Seattle bullpen did a terrible job, giving up 10 of the 12 runs.

Player of the night: Hmm…. Luke Scott (3-4, 2 R, 7 RBI, triple (1), HR (17) (.305 AVG))

Day game after a night game today with David Hernandez (2-2, 4.15) taking the hill. We’ll be agaisnt yet another lefty, this time its Jason Vargas (3-3, 4.14).

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