Game 5 matchup

October 13, 1997|By Don Markus

O's Scott Kamieniecki (0-0, 0.00)

vs. Indians' Chad Ogea (0-1, 4.50)

ALCS stats

What Kamieniecki throws: He's a fastball, curveball, changeup pitcher who relies more on location than velocity.

Kamieniecki of late: Before getting his 10th victory in a division-clinching win at Toronto 19 days ago, Kamieniecki had a loss and four no-decisions but had not pitched badly, giving up 14 runs in 29 1/3 innings.

Something to look for: He has pitched only three innings since Sept. 24 and now is starting a pivotal game. Not bad for a guy who began spring training in the bullpen.

Indians vs. Kamieniecki (career in regular season):

What Ogea throws: Primarily a fastball and changeup pitcher, he got into trouble in Game 1 when Brady Anderson and Roberto Alomar hit his breaking ball for home runs.

Ogea of late: After giving up three runs in the first three innings, Ogea pitched well and lasted through the sixth, including getting out of a jam in the fourth after walking B. J. Surhoff leading off and a double to Cal Ripken.

Something to look for: It will be interesting to see how Ogea pitches to Anderson, who homered and doubled off him, as well as Alomar. Getting by the first two batters in the Orioles' lineup could be a key.

Orioles vs. Ogea (career in regular season): son):

Pub Date: 10/13/97

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