Not a good night
It was a bad night for the Orioles, and not much to say afterward for Orioles' manager Buck Showalter.
The New York Yankees beat the Orioles 10-0. They were no-hit through six innings by 24-year-old right-hander Ivan Nova and managed just one hit, a double in the seventh by Vladimir Guerrero against Mariano Rivera.
Seven Orioles relievers combined to give up 12 hits, six walks and 10 runs.
"We knew we were going to pitch the game out of the bullpen. Some guys threw the ball well, some guys struggled," Showalter said. "Didn't swing the bats very well. Another day. There will be more games, see more people play."
Set-up man Jim Johnson started the game and gave up one run on three hits in one inning. Michael Gonzalez and Armando Gabino each allowed a run and Clay Rapada gave up two.
The worst performance was turned in by Rick VandenHurk, who didn't retire any of the six batters he faced. He was charged with five runs on three hits, three walks and a wild pitch.
"He didn't have a very good statistical outing," Showalter said. "The first three base hits were ground balls that found holes, you have to keep that in mind. (Johnson's) first inning was two broken-bat singles so you try to keep that in mind. … Certainly the walks weren't good and the deep counts. That usually happens when you are playing the Yankees."
The brightest spot on the mound was Mark Hendrickson, who allowed one walk and struck out one in two hitless innings.
"Mark had a couple good innings. He elevated a couple balls, but made some real good pitches with two strikes, put some guys away," Showalter said. "Mark threw the ball well tonight, two innings. Statistically he had a good outing."
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