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Losers of three straight, after last night’s failed comeback, Birdland fans are getting their first taste of struggle in 2013. Miguel Gonzalez has missed starts, Freddy Garcia has been middling at best in the rotation; Jason Hammel has gotten rocked his last couple of starts, and Jim Johnson blew his first save of the year.
Some Orioles fans may be wondering if this might be the beginning of a deeper decline, especially when you look at the struggles of the starting rotation recently. What these fans need to remember is that the baseball season is remarkably long and the Orioles, like every team, will likely have at least couple bad weeks scattered throughout the season. The important thing for the Orioles to figure out is to somehow stabilize the starting rotation. Jair Jurrjens is making a start today for the Birds and Miguel Gonzalez should be back Monday or Tuesday but Hammel’s struggles are a real concern.
Jason Hammel had a breakout season in 2012 and was a ...
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