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Drew Hutchison (1-1 with a 6.23 ERA) takes the mound today and faces off against the Baltimore Orioles Bud Norris (0-1 with a 9.00 ERA) as the Toronto Blue Jays try to go two games over .500. Baltimore will try to move one game closer to .500 and will be looking for a quality from somebody not named Chris Tillman.
Hutchison was unable to replicate his impressive first outing and took the loss on Sunday against the New York Yankees. Hutchison went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 6 run on 6 hits, while striking out 6 and walking 3 batters. Hutchison was still able to pound the strike zone to a tune of 49-78; unfortunatly he was unable to command his pitchs down in the zone. For his career against the O’s, Hutch has 12 innings, 11 K’s, 1 win, 0 losses, and a 1.50 ERA.
Norris looks to get into the win column for the first time this season today against the Toronto Blue Jays. In his only start this season, Bud lasted 5 innings, allowing 5 runs, striking out 2, and walking zero. Bud throw 69 of his 109 pitchs for strikes against the high powered Detroit Tigers offense. Unfortunately for Norris, the O’s offense didn’t wake up until the 9th inning and he took the loss. For his career againts the Jays, Norris has only 4 innings, 4 K’s, 0-0 record, and a 6.75 ERA.
After last nights stellar pitching dual between Dustin McGowan and Chris Tillman, this writer is hoping for more of the same, with a couple more hits from the Toronto Blue Jays…..3 hits isn’t going to win you many games.
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