Veteran right-hander Kevin Millwood was one of the club's brightest spots through most of the first two months of the season.
But things have gone south for Millwood in June – or really since his last start in May.
Including May 29, when he lost to the Blue Jays in Toronto, Millwood has allowed 23 earned in four games (so far). He's given up nine longballs in that span and now leads the majors in surrendering homers, with 19.
He gave up three on Sunday, including two in the first inning to Mets' David Wright and Chris Carter. The Orioles trailed 5-0 before they came to bat.
Millwood has picked up the loss in his last four starts and is 0-8 for the season.
If you want a bright spot, here it is: Millwood went out to the mound for his sixth inning, after throwing 90 pitches through five. He got an out, gave up a hit and now Mark Hendrickson is in. For a while, it looked like Millwood wouldn't get out of the first, but the guy is a bulldog – and as the Orioles had hoped – he'll try to eat innings even on rough days.