Game 109: Orioles 4, Blue Jays 5

Not directly game related, but Zach Britton went on the DL with a strained left shoulder and Cesar Izturis is back. Rebuilding is going just smashingly.

The Good:

  • Adam Jones hit his 19th home run of the year – making it three straight seasons with 19 (exactly, in 2009 and 2010 – hopefully he surpasses it this year).
  • Nick Markakis had the type of game I’d like to see more often – single, double, and a walk.
  • Troy Patton had three solid inning in relief, giving up a run one two hits and a walk, K’ing one. Seems like he has a good chance of solidifying a place out of the pen for 2012.

The Bad:

  • Tommy Hunter did not have an especially auspicious debut as an O’s starter; 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 1 K. He did average almost 92 mph with his four-seamer though, which is nice. Still not too different from expected – good control (0 BB), but doesn’t miss bats (1 K, and only 2 whiffs in ~43 swings).

The Final:

O’s lose again, and are a major league worst 8-22 over their last 30 games.