post-series recap- O’s vs White sox- 4/21-4/23

Game 1 O’s 10- CWS 3         Game 2 CWS 8- O’S 2           Game 3 O’s 6- CWS 2         OUTCOME- O’s win series, 2-1

It was a great series at Camden Yards,as the O’s took on the high powered White Sox. After this series, the Orioles record stands at 8-8 and they are in 4th place in the AL East, 3.5 games back from the suprise team, Toronto Blue Jays.

Game 1- Like noted, the Orioles won this game 10-3. Brad Bergesen was the star of the series, going 5 ans 2/3 innings and only allowing 1 earned run and struck out 4 batters. Aubrey Huff also hit two homeruns, the first into Eutaw Street off Jose Contreras, and the second came off Jack Egbert. It was a great game for the Orioles, as they had 5 innings where they posted 2 runs.

Game 2- This game was ugly, as the Sox won 8-2. Ace Jeremy Guthrie got roughed up, allowing 5 earned runs in 6 innings and also allowed 8 hits, this start gave Guthrie a 2-1 record with a 5.16 ERA in the early goings.  Luke Scott, who has been on a tear of late, hit a homerun in the 3rd inning off John Danks. The Orioles also had a bad day fielding, as 2 costly errors let 2 unearned runs score. This put the series at 1-1 going into the rubber match on thursday.

Game 3- The Orioles won the series in this game after beating Chicago 6-2. Journeyman starter Adam Eaton pitched a gem, just allowing 2 earned runs in 7 and 2/3 innings, while he struck out 9 hitters, including Jim Thome 3 times. This earned Eaton his 1st victory in Baltimore, putting him at 1-2 and a 7.04 ERA on the season. The bottom of the line-up played well, as 4 of the 5 Oriole RBI came from batters 5,6 and 9. One Oriole run scored on an error. 2 RBI also were drove in with 2 outs. The bullpen pitched good for 2 of the 3 games this series, as Jim Johnson and George Sherrill pitched well in this game, Johnson allowed the only hit after Eaton left the game.

O’s-Texas weekend series preveiw- This looks to be a important series for the O’s, as we face off against the Rangers again, the 2nd series in the first month. It is a 4-game series, and Uehara, Hendrickson, Bergesen and Guthrie are scheduled to start in the four games.

Thats it for now, check back soon for more articles.

                                                                                                   Logan Quick

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