Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 21)
Every Monday during the regular season, Orioles columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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It had to be a frustrating week for the Orioles rotation, since the numbers say that they did quite well in the last two interleague series of the year. Scott Feldman, pictured, in particular, allowed just three earned runs over 12 innings in two starts. However, several good performances were wasted because of a combination of soft run support and the inability of Orioles starters to remain effective after they headed to the late innings. It seems like Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez hit the wall in the sixth or seventh. Feldman also tired in spite of an efficient pitch count Sunday. Overall, the starters were 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA. Grade: C+