The Orioles came close to rescuing Jason Hammel from his worst start of the 2013 season, but fell just two runs short of some serious magic at the Yard. The Birds dropped their third straight game for the first time since early April and Hammel’s ERA ballooned to 5.72.
The O’s number one starter has surrendered 17 earned runs over his last 14 2/3 innings pitched (three starts) after allowing just 15 over his first 35 2/3 innings. Hammel told reporters after the game (per MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski) that there’s a simple solution for his recent problems. Read more →