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March 14, 2010

O's: Dinks and dunks do in Johnson

Reliever Jim Johnson left without completing inte seventh inning after the Phillies scored twice on a walk, a single, a hit-by-pitch and a couple of infield dribblers. Left-hander Will Ohman came on to get out of a bases-loaded situation and keep the score tied.

Crowd counter: The Orioles set another single-game attendance record for a baseball game at Ed Smith Stadium, drawing 8,092 for Sunday's game against the Phillies. The previous mark of 8,088 was set against the Boston Red Sox on Mar. 7.

Andino update: Robert Andino managed just one hit in his first 15 exhibition at-bats, but he has hit the ball very hard in his last two starts. He has four hits in his last seven at-bats and has hit for the cycle in reverse order over that period. He homered and tripled against the Twins on Thursday night and doubled and singled today.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 2:54 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Just baseball


I've been saying for three months now that Johnson should have been traded while everyone thought he was a good pitcher.

His mystery to batters began to be solved the second part of last season.
The trend has continued this spring.
He has failed to earn the automatic setup status he's been given by Trembley.
Keep Albers and Wilfredo Perez.


If Roberts can't play, let Miguel Abreu play 2B and lead off.

Miguel Abreu? That's meant to be comical, right? Why not let Koji Uehara play second and lead off? Then if we need him to pitch, he's already warmed up.

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