14 Walks. Well, That’s Not Very Good


Right now, Baltimore Orioles’ fans must be wondering what the team signed Leo Mazzone for.

The O’s pitching staff delivered one the most disastrous performances that you’ll ever see, handing out 14 free passes (zero intentional) in 14-8 drubbing by Boston.

The trouble started right away for O’s starter Daniel Cabrera. After loading the bases on bunt single and two walks, the righty proceeded to walk in three runs and let another score on a Kevin Youkilis sacrifice fly. Just for good measure, Cabrera walked the next hitter. In total, he issued seven walks and gave up seven runs in 1 1/3 innings.

That must be pretty embarrassing for Cabrera, but even more so for the team’s new pitching coach. Mazzone’s sole purpose on earth is to make decent pitchers into dominate ones. He was supposed to turn Cabrera, who does have filthy stuff, into a bonafide ace. I’m guessing Cabrera doesn’t listen well.

As for the rest of the game, Eric DuBose came in and walked the park. Then Jim Brower did the same, throwing in a few hit batsmen along the way. LaTroy Hawkins finished it up, walking only one in the ninth.

The final Orioles' pitching line: 9IP, 16 Hits, 14 ER, 14 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.

Bruce Chen seeks to keep merry-go-round moving this afternoon. Curt Schilling will pitch for the Red Sox.

Boston takes O's Cabrera for walk – Baltimore Sun
Game 4: Grind It Out – Red Sox Diary


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