O's rotation gets another go-around

O's rotation gets another go-around

TORONTO -- After two days of deliberation, the Orioles' front office and interim manager Juan Samuel decided Wednesday to go through the five-man starting rotation once more before making any changes.

"Right now, everybody is still going to make their next start," Samuel said. "We're going to try and go around one more time, and hopefully these guys figure it out. Looking at the options that we have right now -- there are no options.

"These guys are going to have to make some pitches and get us through the stretch that we're in."

Following Brad Bergesen's rocky outing Monday against the Blue Jays, who tagged the youngster for eight runs over just five innings, there was speculation that Bergesen -- 3-9 with a 6.95 ERA -- would not make his next scheduled start Saturday, and the club would instead call up Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk.

But with Britton pitching 5 1/3 frames Tuesday, Samuel said it is highly unlikely the club will make any last-second decisions to bring the left-hander to the Majors just yet. The 22-year old is 1-1 with a 2.28 ERA over five starts in Triple-A.

The O's staff has had a miserable 12 games since the All-Star break, averaging roughly five innings per start while surrendering 54 earned runs.