Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/12/13
The perplexing struggle of Pedro Strop goes on, the Baltimore Orioles can only hope the problem will soon be corrected. Strop was summoned from the bullpen Wednesday with the Orioles nursing a two-run lead against the Los Angeles Angels. The right-hander faced five batters, retired only one and left with Baltimore down by two in what turned into a 9-5 loss Wednesday. After shining as Baltimore's setup man last year, Strop (0-3) has a 7.58 ERA and has surrendered nine runs in his last five innings. He spent some time on the disabled list earlier with a lower back strain, but no one's citing that as the reason for his ineffective performance. ''Pete was one of those guys for us last year and has been at times this year, and we hope that he will again,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''He pitched well and got physically fine and had a couple really good outings, as you saw. It just wasn't there for him today. A deflection and some things got away from him. These guys aren't robots. T...
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