Burnett Gives Up Homer, Series

DC Sports Nexus ---- Sunday, June 24, 2012

Orioles 2, Nationals 1

Matt Weiters hit a 2 run homer off of Sean Burnett in the 8th inning to help the Orioles defeat the Nats and win the series on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.  Neither team had much offense and any scoring opportunities they did have were wasted, so the Orioles 2 run homer was all they needed for the win.

Ryan Zimmerman reappeared for the Nationals, getting 2 hits and driving in the Nats only run.  Bryce Harper also had a decent day with 2 hits, including a single to the outfield that he hustled into a double.  Fun to watch.

The Orioles efforts were led by starter Jake Arrieta who pitched 6 innings of 5 hit baseball, only allowing one run.  The Nats got a typical 5th day outting from Detwiler who lasted only 5 innings, getting out of several jams to keep the O's scoreless.  Ross gave up just 4 hits while striking out 3 Orioles.

The game ended on a strike'em out throw'em out double play which is just terrible.

If the Nationals want to win ballgames they are going to have to score more runs.  It was inevitable that the power-hitting O's would knock one out of the park, and they just happened to have a man on base when they did it.

All 3 games in this series were extremely "boring", with both teams struggling on offense.  The way each team is hitting does not look good for each team's playoff chances.

Nats head to Colorado to hit some homers in the thin air tomorrow night...

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