Ex-Orioles pitchers getting rocked in Sunday's action will ease fans' minds

It was a bad day at the office for these two former O's hurlers.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44)
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

If Orioles fans are looking for a way to get the bad taste of the walk-off loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates out their mouths, go check the box score from a couple games that also took place on Sunday afternoon around the league.

Two former Baltimore Orioles pitchers were on the bump for their respective teams this weekend, and neither fared well at all. Kyle Gibson, now starting for the St. Louis Cardinals, got rocked by the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon and helped the Fish collect their first win of the 2024 season.

But newly cemented Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty might have had a worse afternoon. Flaherty was ambushed by the Oakland Athletics. The A's enjoyed a hit parade in the Motor City and left with a series victory over the Tigers.

Ex-Orioles pitchers, Kyle Gibson & Jack Flaherty, getting rocked on Sunday

Gibson was obliterated by the Marlins. While he did make it through six innings, the right-hander was lit up for seven runs on seven hits including two round-trippers. Gibson surrendered a three-run homer to Marlins centerfielder Jazz Chisholm during the first inning, and then saw Nick Gordon launch a ball over the right field wall. Gordon's blast put the Fish up 6-0 and Miami won by a final of 10-3.

Flaherty had a horrific day as well. The right-hander, much like Gibson, made it through six innings. But what good does that do if you allow six runs on nine hits? Zack Gelof hit a three-run homer in the top of the second inning with two outs, and the A's never looked back. Oakland won 7-1.

The former Cardinals pitcher, who arrived in Baltimore at last year's trade deadline, lost to a team without fanbase. The A's are one of the worst-run organizations in sports and are forcing their way out of Oakland. As such, there's not much of a roster to speak of. In fact, the Orioles Triple-A squad, could probably win a series against either the A's.

It's tough to smile after losing the way the O's did on Sunday afternoon, but taking solace in the misfortunes of former players can sometimes make things just a bit batter. Cheer up, O's fans, at least Gibson and Flaherty are not part of Baltimore's rotation any longer. Of course, there's probably just as many Philadelphia Phillies fans who are elated that Craig Kimbrel is not in their bullpen any longer.

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