Shaun Marcum Leaves Game Early in 2-0 Loss to the Baltimore Orioles

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst ISeptember 16, 2008

Due to tightness in his throwing arm, Shaun Marcum's season is likely over with just 11 games left on the schedule. He left the game in the third inning, a game that would end with the Jays losing to the lowly Baltimore Orioles, 2-0.

Shaun Marcum struggled in his short outing, probably due to his arm injury. His control was off and he had already given up three walks in two innings by the time he was relieved by John Parrish.

Marcum also ended up giving up one run on one hit, while managing to strike out a batter. Although Parrish struggled a bit, he pitched fine in three innings of mop up duty, giving up just one run on three hits, two walks, while striking out one batter.

Brian Wolfe (two innings), Brian Tallet (one inning), Jason Frasor (0.2 innings), and Jesse Carlson (0.1 innings) all came in to shut down the Orioles, but it was not enough for the Jays sad-sack offense. Brian Roberts (double) and Luke Scott (home run) drove in the runs for the lowly Orioles.

Toronto meanwhile, was shut down by rookie pitcher Chris Waters who was making just the ninth start of his career. Waters baffled the Jays throughout the entire game and threw his first career complete game shutout.

He finished with nine innings pitched, giving up zero runs on just four measly hits, two walks, and he managed to strike out three batters.

Up Next: David Purcey (3-6) continues the series with the Orioles against Brian Bass (3-4).