Denny Bautista struck out nine in seven scoreless innings on Tuesday, giving him a microscopic 1.89 ERA in three starts since joining Double-A Wichita (Kansas City). Bautista is expected to join the Royals in the bullpen before the end of the season.
And, while the 23 year-old Bautista is mowing down the competition in Kansas City, Jason Grimsley has had an ERA of 9.00 in five appearances as an Oriole, not including tonight's disasterous performance against the Devil Rays, in which he managed to allow 6 runs while retiring just one batter.
Also, Grimsley is back on the trading block.
When will the Orioles ever learn?