Right-hander Jason Hammel turned in one of the worst pitching lines of his Orioles career on Friday night, giving up seven earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four batters in 4 2/3 innings.
That’s his worst outing since giving up eight earned runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on June 27, 2012.
But he wasn’t the only pitcher in the Orioles organization with an interesting line on Friday – though I guess it depends on your version of interesting. It was Feast or Famine Friday in the affiliates.
Steve Johnson, the St. Paul’s grad pitching for Triple-A Norfolk, allowed four hits, four walks and five runs (four earned) in just 3 1/3 innings.
Kevin Gausman, the club’s top pick last year pitching for Double-A Bowie, lasted six innings, gave up one run on four hits and no walks and struck out 10.
High-A Frederick’s Zach Petersime, who pitched some this spring for the Orioles, gave up nine hits, a walk and seven runs (six earned) in 2 1/3 innings.
And Branden Kline, the club’s second rounder out of Virginia and a Frederick native, struck out 13 and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings for Low-A Delmarva.