Down on the farm on Wednesday, 49-year-old Jamie Moyer exited early from his start with the Norfolk Tides.

According to’s Roch Kubatko, Moyer was pulled after four innings of work, he surrendered one run on three hits and threw 77 pitches. He struck out four and handed out zero free passes.

What could Moyer’s early exit mean?

Could he be destined for Baltimore and given a chance to crack the Orioles rotation? Was Moyer gassed after 4 innings in the ridiculous heat? Or had the Tides just seen enough?

I wish I had the answers for you, folks. But I’d be happy to guess.

I do think that Moyer will get his shot in Baltimore and be given a chance to be the veteran that could solidify this staff. I’m not sure if he was pulled to be called up, I tend to think it had more to due with it feeling like it was 149 degrees outside.

The Orioles already know what they’re getting in Moyer. He’s down in the minors buying time and proving his effectiveness.

Baltimore still needs more though in they want to compete late in the summer.