Game 12: Orioles 2, Indians 8

The Good:

  • Zach Britton’s luck kind of ran out, but I like his K/BB in this one. The Indians just managed to string 6 hits together in the one inning. Final line; 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR.

The Bad:

  • No offense again. Eight hits – but none for extra-bases – and only one walk. Power and patience => runs.
  • Koji Uehara pitched a scoreless inning since he “needed some work”. Also, “he can’t pitch two days in a row yet”. So instead of having him pitch yesterday in a one run game in New York, Buck uses his best reliever in an 8-1 game, thus making him no longer available for tomorrow. Brilliant.

The Final:

Five losses in a row. Buck Magic, ey? Real clean-up hitter, ey? Look, it’s not a big deal. If the team plays .500 ball the rest of the way, I think most people will be happy. The offense will pick up at some point. This isn’t fun to watch though.