I’m not sure what to write, so I won’t spend a lot of time on this one.
The Orioles lost today to the Blue Jays, 6-1. Toronto was so sure of themselves late in the game they allowed their starting pitcher to finish off a complete game against the O’s.
Neither team broke a sweat on Sunday.
The Blue Jays didn’t need to, scoring three times in the first inning and putting it on cruise control from there. Ricky Romero baffled the Birds for most of the afternoon and the Orioles failed to collect an extra-base hit for the second straight game. If ever a team gave off the impression they’re mailing it in, it was the O’s this weekend. They looked, well, to put it nicely: beaten…defeated…down in the dumps…lifeless.
Saturday and Sunday combined, the O’s had a TOTAL of 11 hits and 3 runs.
Lyle Overbay of the Blue Jays had three home runs in the series. The Orioles as a team? None. In fact, Overbay had more RBI himself than the O’s had runs scored this weekend.
Baltimore’s bats were silenced by three good starting Toronto pitchers. Then again, some guy named Trevor Cahill shut down the Orioles last week, so being “good” doesn’t necessarily mean much when you’re going up against the battlin’ Birds.
It’s not pretty right now. The Orioles are 15-36 and heading to the Bronx for three games against the Yankees. The only good news? They face Javier Vasquez on Tuesday night. They might actually win that one.
That’s all I have for you on today’s 6-1 loss in Toronto.
If the Orioles aren’t going to put out the maximum effort, neither am I.