ATLANTA -- Kris Benson thought about the rough start he had just endured, and he likened it to another disappointing performance in an otherwise solid first half. The last time Benson, who relies so much on his control, had such poor command of his fastball was May 28 in Anaheim, Calif.
Benson made that start, like the one yesterday, on three days' rest. Whether it was just coincidence, Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo and Benson's catcher, Ramon Hernandez, did not know. Benson was pretty sure of one thing, however.