Orioles reliever Troy Patton was charged with the loss in last night’s 13 inning marathon against the Indians. Patton allowed two runs over 0.2 innings pitched, walking two and striking out none.
He allowed a single to Michael Brantley, a bunt single to Lonnie Chisenhall, walked Nick Swisher, got Yan Gomes to fly out to right, surrendered a two-run (or two-RBI as Gary Thorne would call it) double to Carlos Santana, walked David Murphy and forced Mike Aviles to ground into a fielder’s choice.
There. Your play-by-play.
He’s no allowed six runs on nine hits, four walks and five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings pitched for a 8.10 ERA. So what’s wrong?
Patton on struggles last two outings: "I’m throwing good pitches. It’s just some bad luck and some bad timing." #Orioles
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) May 23, 2014
In his defense, Patton did take the blame for Thursday’s loss.
Troy Patton: "It's disappointing because it was my fault we lost, so yeah, definitely disappointing."
— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) May 23, 2014
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