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Adam Eaton for president!

Adam Eaton for president!

And you wanted to run Adam Eaton out of town? Let's convene an emergency session of the city council. Where should we erect a statue of this guy?

7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 Ks -- that's a line Orioles fans can live with.

With last night's performance -- which surprised everyone at Camden Yards except for Eaton and Orioles manager Dave Trembley -- the right-hander's ERA is down to 7.04. By this rate, it'll be below 6.00 by the All-Star break.

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Eaton was quick and consistent. Seventy-four of his 102 pitches were for strikes. And when he left the game in the eighth inning -- Eaton's longest outing in nearly two years -- he received a standing ovation. It was well-deserved, though maybe the least surprising part of the night. Most fans were planning to stay late anyway, figuring they could meet Eaton in the parking lot afterward and help drive him out of town. 

But Eaton will be here a bit longer. And if he can repeat last night's performance a couple of more times, he'll be here a lot longer.

"It felt great," he said later. "It's been a long time since I have had that, and it felt very good."

It felt good for him -- but great for most fans.

Adam Eaton for president!
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