Game 16: Orioles 11, Twins 0

The Good:

  • Jake Arrieta looked good, pounding the strike-zone with his fastball and his breaking-balls. He did miss up and out of the zone a little with the heater and ended up walking three, but that didn’t come back to bite him at all. Final line; 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K.
  • The offense hit well, though the 11 runs was partially due to stringing some baserunners together. Vlad singled and homered, Adam Jones had two hits and a walk(!), Matt Wieters also had a couple base-knocks (including a double off the scoreboard), and Robert Andino went 3-3 plus a free pass out of the nine-hole. The funny thing is, the team had more walks (6 vs. 4) and showed more power (3 HR vs. 1 HR, 2 2B) yesterday than they did today.

The Bad:

  • Luke Scott didn’t get on base (the only O’s starter not to do so). That’s about as bad as it gets in this one. (I enjoy when this section is hard to fill seriously.)

The Final:

So, yeah. Quite a way to end a losing streak here. Hopefully the O’s didn’t use up all their luck for the week in this one.