Orioles: Eaton can't answer
Well, at least he didn't keep us in suspense. Adam Eaton gave up consecutive doubles to the first three batters he faced and surrendered six runs in the first two innings, which pretty much removes any possibility of him getting out of this game with any room to rationalize his performance.
Manager Dave Trembley wasn't forthcoming when he was asked before the game whether Eaton was pitching for his place in the rotation, but if you listened to his pregame comments, it wasn't hard to read between the lines. This should be it.
There's no joy in Mudville when somebody burns out like this. It's sad to see Eaton struggle so badly, but they won't have to throw any benefits for him. He hit the jackpot with that Phillies contract, so he should be able to find something to do if he gets released by the O's and doesn't get picked up by another team.