Tommy HunterIt was a short night for Tommy Hunter on Wednesday. The Orioles starter was bounced after three innings of work in which he surrendered 8 earned runs on 8 hits against his former team.

After the game, Hunter was critical of his performance. “I don’t go out there and try to give them up. I don’t go out and say, ‘Hey, here’s a fastball up and over the plate. Here, take it over the fence and let’s lose the game.’ That’s not what I try to do,” he explained to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.

“I didn’t do my job tonight. I didn’t keep the ball down and I didn’t give my team a chance to win. And as a starting pitcher that’s what you are supposed to do.”

Hunter leads the Major leagues in home runs allowed with 32. Batters are now hitting .305 against him and his ERA jumped up to 5.95 on the season.