Orioles 3-2 winners over the Mariners after Felix Hernandez shut the Orioles down for 8 straight innings (8ip 5 h 0r 2bb 6k). The Mariners bullpen came in for the 9th inning and allowed a double to Nick Markais, an rbi groundout by Aubrey Huff, back to back singles to Luke Scott and Jay Payton, a walk to Ramon Hernandez which resulted in a wild pitch that allowed Adam Jones to score who was pinch running for Scott and then the first and biggest hit of the season for Luis Hernandez to win the game for the O’s.
Bullpen vs Bullpen
Here is what the two team’s bullpens have done against each other so far in the three games of this series:
O’s: 9 ip 6h 2bb 4k 2r 1hr (2 wins Albers (Sat) Safarte (Sun) and 2 saves Sherrill
Mariners: 6.2 ip 10h 7bb 4k 8r 2 hr (1 loss)
Luke Scott had his second consecutive 3-hit game for the Orioles yesterday he has now raised his average to .538.
Kevin Millar has hit safely in all 5 games so far this season and has a .389 average.
Daniel Cabrera (0-0 13.50 ERA) no decision last outing vs TB (4ip 6h 6er 5bb 2k)
Here are the numbers for Daniel vs Mariners hitters
Carlos Silva (1-0 1.29 ERA) 7ip 3h 1er 3bb 5k vs Tex
Here are the numbers for Silva vs Orioles hitters
After the game
The Orioles will head out on a six game road trip starting with three in Texas (Tue, Wed,Thu) then to Tampa Bay for three games ( Fri, Sat, Sun) before returning home on April 14th for a seven game home stand.
Did You Know?
The Orioles were never in first place at any point during the season last year. They were in 5th place on this date a year ago with a 1-4 record.