And here we go again. David Hernandez faces Jason Vargas in a battle of #5 starters. Hernandez pitched very well in his first start of the year, taking the hard luck loss against the Blue Jays despite allowing only 2 runs in 6 innings. He wasn't as successful in Oakland, allowing 4 earned runs in 5 innings. Hernandez faced the Mariners twice last year with one good outing and one poor one.
Jason Vargas got knocked around by Texas in his 2010 debut, allowing 5 runs in 5.1 innings, but he was much more impressive in his second start against Oakland, giving up only 2 runs in 6 innings with 6 Ks and 0 BBs. Vargas pitched against the Orioles three times in 2009 and was pretty good each time. He's a lefty, though, so no surprise.
Nothing much to say about the Orioles hitters; they all pretty much stink. Maybe they'll turn it around tonight. Hey, it has to happen sometime, right?
|2010 - David Hernandez||0-2||4.91||1.64||11||5|
|2010 - Jason Vargas||1-1||5.56||1.24||11||1|
|Baltimore Orioles||Seattle Mariners|
|Adam Jones - CF||Ichiro Suzuki - RF|
|Ty Wigginton - 3B||Chone Figgins - 2B|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Franklin Gutierrez - CF|
|Nolan Reimold - DH||Jose Lopez - 3B|
|Luke Scott - LF||Ken Griffey Jr. - DH|
|Matt Wieters - C||Milton Bradley - LF|
|Garrett Atkins - 1B||Casey Kotchman - 1B|
|Julio Lugo - 2B||Adam Moore - C|
|Cesar Izturis - SS||Jack Wilson - SS|
Let's Go O's!