Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 22)
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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Starting rotation( Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun / August 24, 2013 )
It was a strange week for the O's rotation. Chris Tillman (pictured), Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez pitched pretty well in their four starts (3.04 combined ERA), but the Orioles were 1-3 in those games. Meanwhile, Bud Norris turned in his worst start since becoming an Oriole (7 ER in 4 2/3 IP) and the O's dropped a 9-spot on the A's Friday night. Scott Feldman needed 102 pitches to get through five innings, in spite of allowing just three hits, but he gave up just one run to record his fourth victory in nine starts since coming over from the Cubs. Overall, the rotation went 2-2 with a 4.21 ERA.