The last time the Orioles beat the Mets, Jason Berken was the starting pitcher and Matt Albers got the save. It's been a while. That's a little bit less bad than it sounds since the Orioles don't play the Mets every year and don't play them much in years where they do face the team from Queens. It's still pretty bad, though.
The other starting pitchers in that series were Koji Uehara and Jeremy Guthrie. They lost the game Guthrie started, because of course they did, with Guthrie taking the loss mostly due to three unearned runs.
Did anything good at all happen in the 2009 Orioles season? I'm hard-pressed to remember one good thing. I guess you could say the four-game winning streak they had to close out the season to avoid losing 100 games was good... of course, the only reason they were close to losing 100 games is because they lost 13 straight right before that. Losing 13 in a row takes a special lack of talent.
As far as tonight is concerned, well, here's hoping Ubaldo Jimenez pitches as well as he has been. The Orioles will need that because Mets starter Jacob deGrom is no slouch and we saw how little offense was happening last night against Bartolo Colon. Just win this one and put this whole "haven't won against them since 2009" silliness to bed, okay?
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||NEW YORK METS|
|Alejandro De Aza - RF||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|Jimmy Paredes - 2B||Juan Lagares - CF|
|Adam Jones - CF||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Chris Davis - 1B||Michael Cuddyer - LF|
|Manny Machado - 3B||Daniel Murphy - 3B|
|David Lough - LF||Wilmer Flores - SS|
|Caleb Joseph - C||Kevin Plawecki - C|
|Everth Cabrera - SS||Dilson Herrera - 2B|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP||Jacob deGrom - RHP|