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Ubaldo Jimenez struggles again as Orioles fall to Cubs, 8-0

July 16th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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In an unexpected development, the solution to the Orioles entering Sunday’s game with an MLB-worst starting rotation ERA was not Ubaldo Jimenez pitching. Another crummy outing put the Orioles in another deep hole from which they could not emerge. The result was the O’s ending up on the wrong end of a sweep, losing 8-0 to the Cubs on Sunday afternoon.

The Orioles have been losing so many games that finding new words to describe all of them is difficult. What’s more, with each successive loss, the results matter less and less. Nurtured postseason dreams of two months ago have long since faded. The only place the Orioles are going is further into last place.

More significant for the long-term of the franchise was a Sunday report from Ken Rosenthal that the Orioles are preparing for a “modified sell-off” – similar to what the Yankees did last season in trading their relievers and collecting prospects in the process.

As for Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Cubs, I hope you weren’t watching. If you were, you didn’t see anything surprising with how this season has gone. How many games does it feel like there has been where the Orioles starting pitcher was bad early and the Orioles offense never got anything going at all? Here was one more.

After a scoreless first inning that was just enough to trick you into …

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Tags: Andrew Cashner, Anthony Rizzo, Chris Tillman, Cubs, Darren O’Day, Donnie Hart, Jose Quintana, Kris Bryant, Mychal Givens, Orioles, Rangers, Ubaldo Jimenez, Yankees, Zach Britton

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