The Orioles once again received a good pitching performance by their starter. And it didn’t change the outcome.
This time, it was Jeremy Guthrie, allowing three runs on eight hits and no walks in seven innings in the Orioles’ 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
It was the Orioles’ fourth straight defeat – all at home -- and sixth in seven games this season.
The Orioles’ starters’ ERA is a very respectable 3.89. Those starters are 1-4.
The Orioles have scored three runs in their past three games – all, by the way, have been played without Brian Roberts, the offense’s catalyst who was put on the disabled list Monday.
They have scored three or fewer runs in five of seven games this season. And it’s not getting any easier.