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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-05-01


Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-05-01
--LHP Jamie Walker was fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for his comments criticizing plate umpire Angel Hernandez on Tuesday night. Walker questioned the motives behind Hernandez's balk call, suggesting Hernandez might have had a bet on the game.

--RHP Brandon Erbe, a Baltimore native and one of the club's top prospects at Class AA Bowie, picked up his first win of the season Wednesday. After three tough decisions, the 21-year-old tossed six scoreless innings, and his ERA sits at 0.90.

BY THE NUMBERS: 27 -- Consecutive games, through April 26, in which Nick Markakis had reached base. Markakis had a 13-game hit streak entering the final game of the team's series with Texas.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "At times he's looked very good and at times, I think the word is 'hesitant.' You've got to want the ball." -- Manager Dave Trembley on LF Felix Pie's defensive prowess.


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Added: May 1, 2009

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