Play It Again

July 09, 2009|By JEFF ZREBIEC


Mariners lefty Garrett Olson, deemed expendable by the Orioles, who traded him this offseason for Felix Pie, entered the game in the seventh inning with the bases loaded, no outs and his team leading by two runs. He fanned Nick Markakis and got Ty Wigginton to hit into a double play.


Orioles' rookie right-hander David Hernandez had another strong start, allowing just a two-run homer by Jose Lopez over six innings. Lopez shouldn't have even come to the plate with the opportunity to do damage. With one out, Chris Woodward hit a high pop-up to shallow left center field. Shortstop Robert Andino ran back on it, but stopped as left fielder Nolan Reimold came sliding in. The ball hit off Reimold's glove and two batters later, Lopez delivered.


The Orioles have today off and begin a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday at Camden Yards. The pitching matchup for Friday is Orioles' rookie right-hander Jason Berken (1-5, 6.25) opposite Blue Jays' rookie left-hander Brett Cecil (2-1, 6.23). Cecil pitched for the University of Maryland.


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