Season Ends With 4-2 Loss

W – Daniel Schlereth (2-0)     L – Brad Bergesen (8-12)     SV – Jose Valverde (26)

– Brad Bergesen carried a no hitter into the 5th inning but then ended up giving up 3 runs over 7 innings on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts. It wasn’t as good as the last four starts by Orioles starting pitchers but it was still good enough to win on most days.
– Mike Gonzalez pitched a scoreless 8th and Jim Johnson gave up an unearned run in the 9th to round out the pitching for the 2010 season.
– The offense faced a slate of relievers in the game and could only get two runs to come around and score. Robert Andino led off the game with a double and Luke Scott proceeded to single him in for the early lead.
– Nick Markakis singled in Josh Bell in the 2nd inning to make it 2-0 but the scoring came to a halt after that. Markakis ended up with three hits in the game.
– Scott walked three times in the game to go along with his RBI single. Adam Jones, Felix Pie, Matt Wieters, and Bell each had a single as well.
– The Orioles finish the season with a 66-96 record but the good news is that we were 34-23 after Buck Showalter became the manager. That was the best record in the AL east since August 3rd. We were 32-73 before that date.

Player of the game: Luke Scott – 1-2, RBI, 3 BB, SB (2) (.284 AVG)

The season is over but I never stop blogging about the Orioles. We’ve got a very important offseason ahead of us and it’ll be interesting to see what we do with Showalter now in the fold. We should be hearing an announcement about the coaching staff shortly.

By next week I’m going to start my 2010 in review going position by position, starting with the catchers. After that I’ll post an offseason preview with some predictions and then its on to the prospect rankings heading into 2011. And of course I’ll post anything important that happens and my thoughts.


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