Adam Wainwright

Unfamiliar foe, familiar result: Brewers' Nelson is the latest first-time opponent to baffle Orioles

Unfamiliar foe, familiar result: Brewers' Nelson is the latest first-time opponent to baffle Orioles

All the video scouting and all the pregame preparation in the world can’t create the feeling that one of mankind’s greatest creatures of comfort — baseball players — crave when they stand in the batter’s box against a pitcher for the first time.

The past two losses against the Milwaukee Brewers have accentuated a problem that the flagging Orioles offense has struggled with this season: getting to opposing starters they’re seeing for the first time.

“That would be a convenient excuse,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “It happens a lot up here. It’s not always easy, but you usually make the adjustment and move on. I think it’s more [the Brewers’ Jimmy] Nelson. He’s been a...

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