David Cooper

Orioles losing ugly not a good sign

Orioles losing ugly not a good sign

Nothing makes a team look worse in a losing effort than shoddy defense, and the reeling Orioles showed plenty of that in Tuesday night’s 8-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. It doesn’t help when frustrated players lose their cool and take it out on the umpires, either. But we’ll get to Matt Wieters in a moment.

First, the errors. Orioles starter Jake Arrieta simply rushed his throw on the bunt Rajai Davis laid down in the third inning. Ugly, sure. But stuff like that happens. And normally sure-handed Adam Jones had David Cooper’s fly ball to center drop out of his glove in the fourth.  That was even uglier.

But Wilson Betamit’s botched back-hand attempt on Davis’ single...