Rangers – Orioles Preview

April 08, 2008 |

Last Game
The Orioles completed a four game sweep of the Mariners yesterday with 5-4 win after Aubrey Huff hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Orioles bullpen came in and did yet another strong job as Dennis Sarfate got his second win in a row and George Sherrill converted his third save against his former team. The Orioles bullpen won three games versus the Mariners this series and have won four of the five games so far this season. So far the Orioles bullpen has allowed two runs over 21.1 innings pitched.

Today
The Orioles take their first road trip of the season as they travel to Texas to take on Jason Jennings and the Rangers in their home opener. Jennings will become only the second Ranger pitcher born in Texas to start a home opener in Texas. The other person who did it is one of the most dominant pitchers of all time and now in the front office of the Rangers, Nolan Ryan.

Jason Jennings (0-1 7.20 era)
Last outing: Apr. 2 L 1-4 loss 5ip 5h 4r 2bb 1k 2hr
Here is a look at Jason Jennings career numbers versus the Orioles

Brian Burres will make his first start of the season for the Orioles
Here is a look at his numbers versus the Rangers hitters
Here is the box score from a historic game versus the Rangers Burres was in last year

Winning Streak
The Orioles had a five game winning streaks last year: 7/24-7/28
The longest winning streak last year was six games: 5/26-5/31

07 Results vs Rangers

Orioles were 4-6 against the Rangers last year

Last year today

The Orioles were 2-4 last year in 5th place

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