Moore sent down, Johnson up

Roster Moves

Jim Johnson up, Scott Moore Down: It was announced last night that Jim Johnson would be promoted to Baltimore and Scott Moore would be optioned to Norfolk. This looks to be things getting sorted out of Thursday’s doubleheader. Eight relievers got used and with the pitchers going an average of 5 innings a start, the bullpen’s getting taxed early last night. Look at Dennis Sarfate. I left around the 5 inning last night, much like most of the Orioles starters, and the pen imploded last night. It had to happen at some point.

Sarfate pitched 1 inning. He gave up 1 hit, 3 runs, 4 walks, and struck out 2. Pretty ugly, but Sarfate shouldn’t have been used last night but Jamie Walker imploded right before Sarfate. Walker gave up 3 runs without getting an out. I can second guess Trembley and say that he should have used Greg Acquino instead of Sarfate, but if Walker hadn’t have had a bad outing then it would be moot point.

Back to the moves, It looks as though Matt Albers could be getting spot start and Johnson would be long relief. That’s all fine. After an unplanned double header, things have to get tweaked.

I’m not happy that Scott Moore is going down. He’s one of the few options on the bench that has a viable bat. He should getting more at bats than he has, but a little time in Norfolk getting at bats every game can help him out for a little bit. He can be eligible to be back after 10 days, It’d be nice to see him back in Baltimore then. But Moore needs regular playing time and if some starts in Norfolk will get him everyday playing time and get him a rhythm thats great. Once he gets that rhythm, hopefully a veteran will be traded and he’s got an open spot. But hey, at least Brandon Fahey is still here….

 

For the moment, Because once Freddie Bynum gets healthy, Fahey’s going to Norfolk. I forgot about Fernando Cabrera still being in the organization. I wonder who gets bumped for him.

3 Game Skid:

After hot start, the O’s have lost 3 games in a row. What’s frustrating is that all of these games could have been won. Both of the Texas losses were only by two and one runs. The game last night was a blown win. Hopefully the bullpen can regroup and be ready today. Daniel Cabrera’s pitching, so he could go 8 innings or not make it out of the second.

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