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Orioles Beat Up Dontrelle

Alright, it’s time to nit pick.  In the bottom of the third inning with the score 1-0, the Orioles had runners on first and third with one out.  Aubrey Huff hit a hard grounder to Brandon Inge, who was playing in.  Huff isn’t a speedster, so Inge probably could have gotten an inning ending double play (Mario and Rod agreed with me).  Instead, he came home and got out number two.  Then you get a single and a grand slam and all of a sudden it’s 5-0.  The final was 7-2 and all seven were given up by Dontrelle in a rough start (he didn’t seem to trust his fastball).

Here it’s the post game show and they’re talking about the Inge play again.  They really want to get Dontrelle off the hook.

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Both Tiger runs came in the seventh.  Curtis Granderson singled home a run and then Brandon Inge pushed forward a run when he grounded into a double play.  Magglio Ordonez went three for four and he’s now sitting on a fifteen game hitting streak.

Justin Verlander gets the start tomorrow.  He’s been pretty good (5-0-, 0.85 ERA, 51 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings) in his last six starts so hopefully he’ll help end this skid.  Jeremy Guthrie gets the nod for the Orioles.

Don’t forget that Everett muffed a groundball that started the whole thing. That should have been an error. …

But Willis was terrible, and there were a number of horrifying signs that bode ill for his comeback. He had no command and most of the hits were on pitches in the middle of the plate. He lobbed his pickoff attemts to first, and his velocity was significantly lower.

Posted by gobluebilly on May 30th, 2009 at 9:49 am

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