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Bullpen let Orioles down Monday, but mistakes magnified by poor hitting
Bullpen let Orioles down Monday, but mistakes magnified by poor hitting

There will be a lot of Tuesday morning quarterbacking today after last night’s 5-2 Orioles loss at Minute Maid Park. With the Orioles leading 2-1, manager Buck Showalter pulled Ubaldo Jimenez after a leadoff single in the seventh inning. Jimenez had thrown just 91 pitches when Chris Carter opened the inning with a single, just the fourth hit against Jimenez. Did Jimenez deserve to try to get out of his own jam instead of helplessly watching right-hander reliever Brad Brach create his own? Probably, but on most nights, Brach would have done the job, and Jimenez would have welcomed him to the dugout with a high-five because he preserved his win. Brach entered Monday having...

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