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Orioles manager Dave Trembley started his pre-game meeting with reporters by declaring this "a new day, a new game."

Well, it certainly looks awfully familiar to me.

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The Orioles are already 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, making them an obscene 10-for-70 in such situations this year. A's starter Ben Sheets only threw 47 pitches over the first four innings, status quo for an Orioles team that is 29th in the major leagues in pitches seen per plate appearances.

Then, there was the two errors in the bottom of the fourth that helped Oakland extend its lead to to 4-0. Adam Jones overthrew both cutoff men, turning Adam Rosales' leadoff double into a triple. Second baseman Ty Wigginton then booted Cliff Pennington's ground ball, allowing Rosales to score without a throw.

David Hernandez is getting knocked around a little bit, but it would be nice if the Orioles' offense and defense would help a young pitcher out.

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