Wrap-up: Mariners 4, Orioles 1

April 22, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

How it happened: For the second straight game, the Orioles scored a run in the top of the first inning only to go on to be shut down by a Seattle starter. This time, it was Felix Hernandez, who pitched a complete game in shutting out the Orioles after the first. The Orioles got nine hits off Hernandez, three more than the Mariners managed off Baltimore starter Kevin Millwood, who was also credited with a complete game. However, Seattle's four-run fourth inning -- three runs coming on No. 9 hitter Jack Wilson's double over the head of right fielder Nick Markakis -- proved too much for the Orioles' offense to make up, and the team fell to 2-14 on the season.

He said it: "It's a combination of frustration, it's a combination of anger and disappointment at the same time. I've lost many nights' sleep. It's hard for me to sleep with this going on. I repeat, this is one of the toughest tests I've ever been in personally as a man. The only thing we can do as a team, and the only thing I can do as a ball player, is take care of what I can control, work hard, put the effort in and be prepared." -- Luke Scott, Orioles designated hitter

You said it: "[Milwood] has been better than I expected he would be. ... Probably would have a few more wins on a team that could hit their weight." -- BIRDMANOFNEWJERSEY, commenting on The Sun's Orioles message board

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