The Birds were one-hit by the New York Mets, falling 5-0 at Citi Field on Monday night.
Jake Arrieta took a shutout into the sixth inning but was nowhere near as impressive as the Mets' R.A. Dickey. Arrieta (3-9) made one bad pitch: a grand slam that all but assured the Mets a victory. Dickey (11-1) walked two and fanned 13 in his second consecutive one-hitter (he blanked the Rays last week).
With the loss and a Yankees win, the Birds dropped a season-worst 2 1/2 games out of first in the East and now turn to Tommy Hunter to right the ship on Tuesday night. Johan Santana is slated to take the hill for the Mets, but as long as Dickey isn't on the mound, I like the O's chances!