Erik Bedard had an disastrous 2nd inning, giving up 5 runs. Bedard only lasted 2 innings and pitched to 3 batters in the third. In his 2 plus innings, Bedard faced 17 batters and threw a total of 73 pitchs, 45 for strikes.
Tim Wakefield went 6 innings, gave up seven hits, walked 2 and struck out three. Manny Ramirez hit his fifth homerun of the season in the fourth inning off Julio Mannon. Chris Gomez hit his first homer of the year off Wakefield in the top of the fourth.
One of the few positive things for the Orioles tonight was the performance of Mannon and Chris Birkins. Called up last week to replace Jim Brower, then two combined for 4 innings giving up one earned run, striking out six and giving up 2 hits.
Sat 05/06/06, 7:22 pm EST