For Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen, the line between good and great Saturday night was as thin as one strike. Chen was close, very close, to a very good outing and by most standards, Chen turned in a serviceable performance in the Orioles 3-1 loss to the Washington Nationals.
“He pitched pretty good,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
“Pitched good,” centerfielder Adam Jones said.
But it wasn’t great.
“Edwin [Jackson],” Jones said, “threw a great game.”
Jones even texted Jackson after the game to tell him so.
Good, it turns out, is five innings, six hits and three runs, two earned. Great is 6.1...