Orioles' ups and downs

May 16, 1999|By Joe Strauss

Scott Kamieniecki down Fifth starter is averaging $3.15 million per win since signing a two-year contract after the '97 season. The Orioles must decide whether it's worth it to hold onto their investment. Ray Miller has his doubts.

Injury intrigue down Hoping to sidestep a "circus" in Sarasota, Fla., Cal Ripken eased out of Detroit under cover of misinformation last Sunday. Two days later, after word had spread, seven media types and 20 fans attended a controlled scrimmage featuring the Iron Man. Oh, the humanity!

Moose up Mike Mussina entered the weekend having started six of the Orioles' 12 wins. If not for Wednesday's bullpen hi-jinks in Cleveland, he would be 6-1.

Charles Johnson up Crashed four homers in Detroit last weekend. With Lenny Webster on the disabled list, his time off will be counted in innings, not days.

Mr. A even How long can a season rot before Peter Angelos acts?

Leather and mace down Five errors Thursday lowlighted one of this team's glaring weaknesses. Balls now regularly shoot through gaps in the infield and outfield. It's not an error if you don't touch it.

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