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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2008-05-29


Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2008-05-29
--RHP Jeremy Guthrie has to wonder what he has to do to get wins. The problem is that he does what he should do, but the hitters never seem to be on their games when he's on the mound. He's allowed three or fewer runs in 10 of his 12 starts this season. On Wednesday, Guthrie allowed three runs in seven innings, but he fell to 2-6.

--3B Melvin Mora had his second consecutive three-hit game, including his seventh homer. His two-run shot followed a Brian Roberts single to account for the Orioles' two runs in the third inning. Mora has hit in four straight games, had RBIs in three straight and homered in two in a row.

--2B Brian Roberts had a three-hit game that included his 13th double. It was his first three-hit game since April 7, and he has scored in four consecutive games.

--LHP Brian Burres, who gave up four homers Tuesday, maintained the divergence that comes with the number of runs he allows. In games he has given up two or fewer earned runs, he is 4-0 with a 1.05 ERA, but in his other five starts, he is 0-4 with an 8.18 ERA and also has one no-decision.

--RHP Matt Albers (3-1, 2.25) was the least successful of five relievers who pitched Tuesday in the 11-inning win over the Yankees, but he was the winning pitcher. He was the only reliever to allow a run. In two innings, he gave up three hits and two walks, but he was in the right place at the right time.

BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Times the Orioles were shut out in a recent 10-game span.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "There's a pattern going here where if I miss a spot, the ball's getting hit very hard, and there's no reason for that. At some point, you're going to have a point where the guys are at least fouling them off, and that's not really happening. So we've got to figure out exactly what is going on." -- RHP Steve Trachsel, on his May 24 performance.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 29, 2008

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