Wrap-up: Mariners 8, Orioles 2

(Mike Ricigliano / Special…)
April 20, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

How it happened: Both the Orioles' starting pitching and offense failed them in the series opener in Seattle. The team didn't get its first hit against Mariners starter Doug Fister until the seventh inning (a single by Nick Markakis). Meanwhile, Orioles starter Brad Bergesen allowed seven runs in the third inning before being pulled in favor of reliever Jason Berken. Bergesen went just 2 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his major league career. Bergesen was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after the game.

What he said: "I have not gotten into the sequencing that I need to do to be successful in this league. ... It's tough for everyone and extremely tough for me. I care so much about this team. To not chew up innings and put that workload on the bullpen, it just absolutely kills me right now." -- Bergesen

What you said: "Right now you have to wonder if [Bergesen] has not recovered from his shoulder injury of if last year's leg injury has changed his delivery. Either way, I'm afraid he needs to be on his way to Bowie or Norfolk ASAP - He can not make another start in this condition." -- Jeff, commenting on Orioles Insider

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