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GameThread: Rangers (6-9) @ Orioles (8-8)

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Game time is 7:05.

KOJI! KOJI! KOJI!

The last time the O's and Rangers met, the Rangers won 19-6. Since then Texas has gone 2-4, losing two of three to both Kansas City and Toronto. They aren't very good. Same ol', same ol'.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Vicente Padilla 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 23 15 15 3 5 11 9.64 2.00

The Orioles faced Padilla last Tuesday, and chased him out after 3 1/3 IP, rapping out 11 hits and charging him with seven earned. Every game he's been in this season has been high-scoring (8-5, 9-10, 6-5).

Brian Roberts absolutely murders Padilla: 10-for-15 with four walks lifetime, which makes out to a line of .667/.737/1.000. That is absurd. Nick Markakis also gets on him pretty damn hard (8-for-12, HR, 7 RBI, .667/.714/1.167, which means Nicky has the higher OPS).


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Koji Uehara 2-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 17.0 17 10 10 2 6 8 5.29 1.35


Koji was Padilla's counterpart 11 days ago, and it was his worst start in his young MLB career. He went five and allowed seven earned, but that was good enough in the end. Kind of -- I mean, it's really not good enough even if you give him 20 runs to work with, but he got the W. That's what I'm saying. He didn't really deserve a W, but then this is why Ws mean S.