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Orioles 12, Padres 6: Sloppy pitching wastes run support

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at San Diego Padres
“Don’t blame me. I’m just a magic floating bat.”
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I was pretty busy today and didn’t have a chance to check in on the game, so I guess I should probably see how the Padres did today.

Oh. That’s, uh, not good.

Christian Friedrich giving up six runs in five innings isn’t totally out of the ordinary. Two of those were unearned, but he committed the error that made them that way, so he really deserves those tacked onto his ERA. So yeah, that’s bad, but it’s not as bad as what apparently happened in the ninth inning. Wunderkind Ryan Buchter gave up five runs in a third of an inning, sending his ERA from 1.60 to 2.91. That’s all kinds of bad.

There were some rays of light on offense (though they did go just 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position). Alexei Ramirez smacked two doubles, and Wil Myers capped his red-hot June with a two-bagger of his own and a pair of walks. But Brett Wallace led the bats today with a three-run bomb to center that put the Friars on the board in the sixth. All of that was nothing against the onslaught from the Orioles, though.

The Padres have a day off to lick their wounds before they welcome the Yankees to town. The final series before the All-Star break starts at 7:40 PM on Friday.