Sunday, April 19, 2009

And so it begins...

The past week has been a rough one for the Orioles pitching staff. Dating to last Sunday, the staff has allowed 60 runs in just six games. Needless to say, the natives are getting restless. But this morning's paper brought some good news: Brad Bergesen will start on Tuesday, in Baltimore, against the White Sox.

Unfortunately, that same notebook has news that Matt Wieters left Friday night's game with a mild hamstring strain. He's likely to miss a few games; let's hope he has a speedy recovery, but also that the Orioles don't take any chances on this one.


Donny said...

Does he have a nickname yet?
Cat Berg-ler?
The Haps-Berg Empire?

Or is it pronounced Ber-J-eson?

The Oriole Way said...

The announcers tonight are calling him a combination of Berg-eh-son (like iceberg) and Ber-juh-son. I'm thinking it doesn't matter, and I just hope he sticks around long enough so we can come up with a clever nickname. Of course, if he played for the Yankees, he'd have 432 annoying wordplay nicknames by now.