Moyer in search against Brewers

June 20, 1994|By Lori Van Lonkhuyzen | Lori Van Lonkhuyzen,Sun Staff Writer

Jamie Moyer can't even buy a loss, much less a win. Not that he'd want to, but in the past few weeks, the Orioles' left-hander has been on a streak that's left him with a substantial lack of highs or lows. Moyer doesn't have a winning streak. He doesn't having a losing streak.

He has a no-decision streak.

Moyer is 2-4 with a 5.49 ERA and has four no-decisions in his past four starts.

It's enough to give a man a complex. But there is one thing Moyer has to smile about.

The Milwaukee Brewers.

Moyer's last victory came against the Brewers May 25 at County Stadium as the Orioles eased to a 6-3 win. In eight innings of work, Moyer gave up three earned runs on six hits and walked three.

Tonight, Moyer tries desperately to break out of the monotonous rut he's been in when the Orioles face the Brewers at Camden Yards.

"I had struggled a couple of outings before that and that was probably the one outing, other than the first inning, I felt like I started to get back on track," Moyer said yesterday of the win over Milwaukee. "They were at the tail end of a losing streak. I think we're going to see a different ballclub."

The ballclub the Orioles will see is on a mini-hot streak. The Brewers have won four of their past five games. Most recently, they took two of three from the American League East-leading New York Yankees. That feat was something the Orioles weren't able to do in their recent four-game homestand.

Moyer's opponent is Bill Wegman (4-0, 3.61 ERA). Wegman faced the Orioles just once last season, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up five earned runs on six hits in an 8-5 loss on June 14.

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