Prediction: When Koji Uehara comes back, David Hernandez goes down to Norfolk.
Hernandez was on the hill for the Orioles in game 2 of the 3 game series against Seattle and his outing just didn’t cut it against the former Oriole south paw Erik Bedard. Hernandez surrendered 5 runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings of work. Bedard gave up only 1 run on 4 hits in 6.1 innings of work.
The O’s failed to take advantage of scoring opportunities stranding 4 runners in scoring position.
Jose Lopez put on a clinic against Baltimore on Tuesday. He went 3 for 5 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs.
Jamie Walker, the lefty “specialist”, continued to show why he shouldn’t have a job in the Oriole bullpen. He served up two homers to Russell Branyan and Ken Griffey Jr. Walker now has surrendered 5 homeruns in 12 innings pitched.
You can’t win when you give up 16 hits — especially when you choose not to hit — Tomorrow is the rubber game of the 3 game series in Seattle.