On this day in 1970, the Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals. The Orioles won by a score of 10-8.
Mike Cuellar won his 15th game of the season with a 5.1 inning, 8 hit and 5 runs allowed effort. He also walked 2 and struck out 5.
Paul Blair and Curt Motton were the offensive catalysts for the Birds. Blair went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored while Motton went 2 for 4 with a homerun, 2 runs scored and 5 RBI.
No, Cashner’s value is based on what the market says it is.
No one was willing to give up any top prospect for him..or even organizational top 10-15 prospects.
Some of the complaint about the deal revolved around the timing of the trade. Elias traded him early, likely because he wanted to deal him before his value plummeted. Had he waited and Cashner had done the same thing in Baltimore that he did in Boston, Elias would not have been able to trade him for anything more than some salary dump deal where they got nothing back but salary relief and even then, he may not have been able to do it.
Fact remains that we need quality pitching to raise to the top. And especially in Camden Yards quality starting pitching is hard to find. IMO its better to acquire a quality starter whenever you can. Hitters are much easier to find with a home park like Camden.
It's 3 innings in 2 games.
Last June he had a stretch where he allowed 1 run in 6.1 innings. One might have said that he certainly looked like he was back to his old form at that point. Then he had a 4.58 ERA the rest of the year.
Then in August he had a 2 game period with 2.2 innings, no runs, 1 hit, 4 Ks. Back to his old form right? But then he had a 4.60 ERA the rest of the way.
On this day in 1970, Jim Palmer pitched a complete game as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 9-1. Palmer gave up 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. The Royals didn't touch Palmer for their lone run until the 8th inning when Amos Otis doubled with one out and Lou Piniella's two out single knocked him in; Palmer then surrendered a single to Bob Oliver before getting out of the inning.
Merv Rettenmund led the way for Baltimore with a 4 for 5, 4 runs scored, 1 RBI game. Elrod Hendricks went 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and 3 RBI and Davey Johnson went 3 for 5 with 1 run scored.