Nobody in the Orioles' lineup has ever faced Toronto lefty Brad Mills, and they're apparently not much interested in seeing what he's got. Three of the seven hitters to bat in the first two innings hacked at the first pitch and all three of the swings resulted in outs.
Miguel Tejada hit into a double play after Brian Roberts' leadoff single. Luke Scott made the first out of the second by popping out, and Jake Fox made the final out of the inning by fouling out.
The good news is Corey Patterson just swung at the first pitch in the top of the third and then made it an out on the second pitch. Mills has thrown only 23 pitches through three innings. Why make it hard on the youngster?
It was also Patterson's error in fielding Adam Lind's single in the bottom of the second that led to an unearned run scoring on Jeremy Guthrie.
I doubt anyone wonders at this point why the Orioles are 31-69, but if you were, you have your proof watching this one.