The Orioles must feel snakebit when it comes to playing the Diamondbacks. And everyone sees what I did there.
The Orioles are 3-9 against Arizona, losing all three series. They’re 1-5 at Camden Yards and 2-4 at Chase Field.
Tonight, they get another chance to wrangle the Diamondbacks, with Scott Feldman making his seventh start for the Orioles and 22nd overall this season. He’s 4-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 11 road games, and 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three career games (two starts) against Arizona.
Feldman’s only career start at Chase Field came on June 25, 2009. He allowed three runs and four hits in six innings and didn’t get the decision in the Rangers’ 9-8, 12-inning victory.
You know how much I enjoy checking out the old box scores. Feldman was relieved in the seventh inning by Darren O’Day, who gave up one run. The Rangers’ No. 8 hitter was Chris Davis, who went 4-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the 12th.
The No. 8 hitter?
Feldman batted ninth under National League rules.
Cliff Pennington is 5-for-17 with a double, triple and home run lifetime against Feldman.
Arizona left-hander Wade Miley has never faced the Orioles. Steve Pearce is the only current Oriole to bat against him, going 0-for-3.
The Orioles are 18-18 against left-handed starters this season. They’re 24-14 in the first game of a series.
The Orioles had a home-and-home series against the Diamondbacks in 2007. They were swept at Camden Yards and went 1-2 at Chase Field.
Brian Roberts batted .400 in the six games, with two doubles, two homers and five RBIs. Daniel Cabrera earned the only win for the Orioles.
Yeah, we’re going back a ways.