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Orioles: Penn in the rear view

Hayden Penn lasted 2 2/3 innings and threw 62 pitches, 36 of them for strikes. He gave up seven runs on five hits and it wasn't very pretty, though it wasn't entirely his fault. Felix Pie looked totally lost in left field on a couple of plays that were costly, though they wouldn't have been as big a problem if Penn had not walked three batters in the second inning.

I'll be interested to see what Dave Trembley has to say afterward. He seemed to hint that Penn would have to pitch well today to get one more start and get stretched out. He's been jacked around because of last week's weather issues, so it might not be fair to judge him on this one start, but time is running short and sometimes you only get one chance to step up. Tough business.

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While we're on the subject, George Sherrill doesn't look to sharp either. He came in with a runner on first and two outs and has allowed four straight baserunners to bring home Penn's seventh run. This is not looking good.

Marlins 9, Orioles 0.

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Roster update: Pitcher Ross Wolf has been reassigned to the minor league facility in Sarasota. Wolf would have been part of yesterday's cuts, but he had left camp before he could be told and manager Dave Trembley wanted to meet with him in person before making the move official.


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