Hellickson Struggles as Rays Lose 7-0

June 10, 2011

A:  Baltimore Orioles

Attendance: 17,900

Rays (33-30) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Orioles (30-31) 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 X 7 11 1

 

W: Jake Arrieta (8-3) 4.48 ERA

L: Jeremy Hellickson (7-4) 3.03 ERA

 

Summary:

Tonight’s game was delayed about an hour because of rain. When it started, two rookie hurlers took the mound. The last time Jeremy Hellickson had faced the Orioles, he threw a shutout. This time Baltimore’s Jake Arrieta came out on top as the O’s blasted the Rays 7-0. J.J. Hardy led off the first with a homer. In the second, the Orioles loaded the bases with two out. Hellikcson wasn’t able to get out of the jam. Nick Markakis hit a grand slam just over the scoreboard down the right field line.

Down 5-0 early, the Rays were never able to mount any kind of offensive attack. Arrieta had a no-hitter through five innings before Sam Fuld broke it up with a ground-rule double in the sixth. Justin Ruggiano followed with a single, but the Rays couldn’t score thanks to a nifty double play turned by the Oriole. Arrieta ended up going seven with only two hits allowed. Koji Uehara and Mike Gonzalez finished up the three- hit shutout.

Andy Sonnanstine, back in his role as the mop-up reliever, allowed two runs.

Player of the Game: Jake Arrieta