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July 20, 2009

Hernandez move official

The Orioles officially recalled starting pitcher David Hernandez from Double-A Bowie to face the Yankees tonight -- using the roster space created by the deal yesterday that sent utilityman Oscar Salazar to the San Diego Padres -- but will not make the corresponding move to make room for new reliever Cla Meredith until he joins the team tomorrow.

Bad stat of the day: In their last 24 road games against American League East teams, the Orioles are 2-22 (1-11 this year). That, my friends, isn't easy to do. The last time the O's won a road series against a division rival was July 28-30 against the Yankees. So, I guess, if they don't win this series at Yankee Stadium, there's really no such thing as the law of averages.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 3:48 PM | | Comments (23)
Categories: Just baseball


I wonder how Hernandez will hold up tonight pitching in NY? 4 innings? 5 or 6 innings? OR ... complete game 8 inning shutout (complete game - oriole style!!)

2-22, huh? Man, that is REALLY bad....
When was their worst year against the AL East? Is this it or was it in '88?


jongermany, The game's in NY and the Yankees bat last, so Hernandez would need to go nine for a CG.

Ken....he only has to go eight if the O's lose...since the yanks wouldn't have to bat in the ninth. I think that's the motivation behind "oriole style".

but why would the yanks not bat in the ninth if they were shut out?

we get a negative run??

when how soon until the O's make the corresponding moves of demoting Berken and promoting Tillman?

I think I am so down on Berken because his name is similar to that of stink bomb Kurt Birkins

did you see someone spam posted on a spring training post about Alfredo Simon? something about Viagra?

pops up on the recent comments column. ha!

I hope Hernandez is never sent out again this year. I hope Albers isn't sent down again this year, too.

You almost have to try to do that.

Pete, it was a play on words about the "8inning complete game".... since DT tends to remove the pitcher after the 8th inning (if he makes it that far) regardless of the situation on the field, for the O's starter to pitch a "CG", it would only be for 8 innings.....thus, complete game "Orioles style" for our starter, is 8 innings!

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