When it happens against the likes of CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander, it's excusable. However, the Orioles were dominated yesterday by Freddy Garcia. I'm not convinced that we would have had any of the late-game drama if Yankees manager Joe Girardi had left Garcia in for at least one more inning rather than yanking him with his pitch count at 90. For six innings against Garcia, the Orioles didn't even look like they stood a chance. I understand that Garcia has had a nice career and he how to pitch, but he is 34 and mostly reliant on soft stuff at this point. Right now, the Orioles' No. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 hitters are batting below .230. Mark Viviano, one of the best in the business at WJZ-TV and 105.7 The Fan, pointed out that the Orioles' 3-4-5 hitters (Lee, Guerrero, Scott) have a combined six homers and 15 RBIs while the Yankees' 7-8-9 hitters (Posada, Martin, Gardner) have a combined 13 homers and 31 RBIs. You'd think facing another team's fourth or fifth starter would get the Orioles going a little bit, but nothing seems to be working. The Orioles have scored just two first-inning runs in 20 games. A couple of early runs might not work wonders only for them, but also for their young pitching staff.