Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 16)
Every Monday during the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Bullpen( Mitchell Layton / Getty Images / July 12, 2013 )
Manager Buck Showalter is looking for one more middle guy to mix in with his current late-inning formula and got mixed results in two appearances by Triple-A closer Jairo Asencio (pictured). Top prospect Kevin Gausman gave up two runs in a 1 2/3-inning relief appearance before being optioned. The rest of the late-inning crew combined on a sparkling 1.50 ERA in 19 appearances. Jim Johnson continues to add to his major league-leading save total, converting all three of his opportunities to enter the break with 33.