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Not a big surprise that Ray and Walker could not protect a one-run lead. Niether have any reason to be on a major league roster. walker is done and Ray needs to be in the minors until he regain his location and movement.

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You've got to be f'ing kidding me!! Adam Dunn breaks out of his slump thanks to Orioles pitching. No doubt about that one.

We could have had him for a good deal too. Darnit.

Hopefully we don't pack it in for the night now, because that seems to happen an awful lot.

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I fully agree that Ray has to fix what he's doing. I don't know enough about it to know exactly what that means but, whatever it is you do to fix arm-slot stuff, that's what he needs to do.

For all the crap he gets about how he pitches against the MFY's, very early on Ray had one of the ballsy-est performances in Yankee Stadium I ever saw. It ended with the O's up by 1, the MFY's had the bases jammed with 2-out's in the 9th, 3-2 to Matsui. Ball-4 would have tied the game, and a bingle would have lost the game. So what did Ray do? He threw a pitch outside that tailed back over the edge of the plate, Matsui froze, the ump's arm shot out calling strike 3, the O's won, and I thought "Jebus H. Crust, this Ray kid has some serious nads".

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And that O's fans is about as good as Jamie Walker gets. Throws 2 decent pitches out of 6 and Ray picks up the L. I didn't want to say anything until after this happened, to try and hold out hope on some kind of lineout double play, but it is Walker we're talking about. I mean the guy is terrible, he can't get leftys out, righties out, he's just plain bad.

And the Ray bashers will try and put it on him, but a couple of soft hits and an IBB. I'm all for matchups, but if we better not send a guy down without giving him a chance to pitch his way out of trouble.

Walker should be released, end of story.

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