The Orioles offense is not doing well right now. I know, way to state the obvious, right? But what else is there to say? Adam Jones and Matt Wieters had two hits each and Miguel Tejada hit an RBI double in the first inning, but other than that there wasn't much to speak about. It was a whole lot of nothing. Most frustrating that I saw was Adam Jones' leadoff triple in the third inning. It was followed with a Nick Markakis strikeout, Miguel Tejada ground out, and Luke Scott pop up. Well done, boys.
Kevin Millwood pitched a very good game for seven innings. He allowed a solo home run to Alex Gonzalez in the 4th inning but little else. He took a 2-1 lead into the 8th inning where he retired the first two batters. The third should have been retired but reached on Tejada's first error of the year. Awful timing, but it's hard to get too down on Miggi's defense as good as it has been so far. With the inning extended, Millwood allowed back-to-back HR to Jose Bautista and Alex Gonzalez (again), and that was it for Millwood. Cla Meredith allowed the final run of the game on a home run to Edwin Encarnacion. And thus the sweep was complete.
Frankly I'm happy with Millwood's outing. Yes, he ended up allowing four runs (only one earned), but he kept the Orioles in the game. The batters just couldn't keep up their end of the deal.
What a sucky first week of baseball. The Rays come to town for three starting tomorrow.