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Saturday, June 23, 2012

O's Avoid The Shutout But Not The Sweep

The O's were swept out of New York after falling to the Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Wilson Betemit finally put the O's on the board after a stretch of 28 scoreless innings dating back to the series in Atlanta. Betemit launched a two-run bomb in the eighth inning, and the O's scored once more in the ninth, but Brian Roberts grounded out with the bases loaded to end the threat, and the game.

Brian Matusz was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in just 4 2/3 innings. Matusz (5-8) didn't pitch poorly but tossed 93 pitches before yielding to the 'pen.

The O's are off Thursday before hosting the Nationals over the weekend. I can only hope that the late-inning offense is a sign of offensive life after the O's managed just 12 runs during the six-game road trip (with five coming in one game). Jason Hammel takes the mound on Friday night at Camden Yards.

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