Story | Aug 14, 2014 | 2:40 PM
Peter Schmuck's Orioles grades for Aug. 4, 2014
Every Monday during the regular season, Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Starting pitchers: B+( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / August 2, 2014 )
It was another very solid week for the starting pitchers, who combined to go 3-1 with a 2.58 ERA in the two series victories over the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners. Every Orioles starter except Miguel Gonzalez took a game through the seventh inning and only once did the rotation surrender more than three runs in a start. Gonzalez gave up four runs over five innings Saturday, but he was coming off three very solid outings in a row. You can't ask for much more from a pitching staff that has been among the game's best since early June. Grade: B+