Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-4
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo wanted to keep struggling reliever Danys Baez out of a situation like this.
He also knew that he wouldn't be able to hide him forever.
So when the series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays reached the 10th inning last night and Perlozzo had already used four relievers, he finally summoned Baez, needing him to keep the game tied.
Baez retired only one batter before Perlozzo's hopes were dashed. Alex Rios deposited a pitch from Baez deep int...
Still no relief
Danys Baez, who was passed over for eighth-inning set-up duty again because of his struggles this month, entered in the 10th with the score tied, 4-4. He struck out John McDonald, but Alex Rios followed with a long home run to left field. And the crowd didn't appreciate it. The reception grew harsher when Lyle Overbay followed with a double off the fence in right-center, bringing pitching coach Leo Mazzone to the mound. Four other relievers were used bef...
Within the next two weeks, Orioles pitcher Adam Loewen will have a better idea when he might reclaim his spot in the rotation.
The left-hander says he is certain it will happen. He just wants to know how soon.
Loewen's left arm will soon be re-examined by team orthopedist Dr. Andrew Cosgarea, undergoing the same three tests again - a magnetic resonance imaging exam, a bone scan and a CT scan - and comparing the results to determine whether his stress fracture is heal...