Florida Marlins defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-2

MIAMI - - When the Orioles acquired Felix Pie from the Chicago Cubs in January, they acknowledged that they would have to be patient with the young outfielder, who can dazzle with his tools and athleticism on one play and confound with his decision-making and instincts on the next.

After his team's 5-2 loss to the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night, Orioles manager Dave Trembley looked and sounded like a man who is running dangerously low on patience. The Orioles played...

JUST PLAIN SLOPPY

The Orioles had a chance to take the early lead but were foiled by missed opportunities and key mistakes. With runners on first and second and no outs in the first, Felix Pie, the trail runner, was thrown out stealing and then Nick Markakis struck out with a runner on third and one out. In the bottom of the first, Jason Berken's four-pitch leadoff walk and Melvin Mora's throwing error contributed to two Marlins runs.

WHY BOTHER?

For some reason, ...