Eduardo Escobar

After blister forces Cobb from game, Orioles optimistic he won't miss next start

After blister forces Cobb from game, Orioles optimistic he won't miss next start

Alex Cobb’s snake-bitten season took a strange turn when the Orioles right-hander left Sunday afternoon’s 10-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning with a blister on his right index finger.

Cobb was cruising through a lefty-heavy Twins batting order, allowing just three singles over four scoreless innings before giving up two-run homers by Mitch Garver and Eduardo Escobar in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.

Two batters after allowing Escobar’s homer, Cobb walked off the field with head athletic trainer Brian Ebel. The Twins would score eight runs that inning with three of them charged to Cobb, who owns a 6.57 ERA in 16 starts.

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