Orioles discuss their 4-0 loss to Angels

The Baltimore Sun

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Orioles dropped a 4-0 decision to the Angels on Friday night, but injuries to first baseman Chris Davis (right knee) and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (thumb blister) -- who both exited the game prematurely -- were even more pressing.

Here's what Orioles manager Buck Showalter, Davis and Gonzalez said after the game:

Buck Showalter

On Chris Davis’ injury:

“I’m sharing his optimism, but its part of it. We lost some good players last year. We don’t have anything imminent. The doctor looked at it. I’m not going to play medical here until we can get our arms around the MRI, we’ll wait to pass judgment.

On Miguel Gonzalez’s performance:
“You knew runs were going to be at a premium. I thought Miggy pitched really well. Too bad he had to come out with a blister. I think he could have finished the game.”

On Gonzalez’s blister:
“It’s something that’s been there. It’s not something that just appeared tonight. … You’ve got five or six guys in there that are constantly treating blisters. You’ll find the same thing over there. It’s just a part of pitching.”

Chris Davis

On knee injury:
“I went back and looked at the replay and right when I hit the bag, my knee kind of buckled a little bit. And then the next step, my right leg, which was my back leg at the time just kind of drugged and that’s when I felt something I’ve never felt before. So it was kind of a scare. But at the same time I think it’s good news to know that there’s nothing structurally wrong with it.”

On being unable to go down the dugout steps:
“I thought I was just going to be able to walk it off and once I got to the steps, bending and squatting, it kind of took my breath away. By the way, there are a ton of steps here. We went through another flight of stairs which was fun. And did some things to try to show a little resistance and there was nothing there. So, hopefully it’s just a little [thing]. I don’t know, we’ll find out tomorrow.”

Miguel Gonzalez

On possibility of not making his next start on Thursday:
“I would be a little sad if I wasn’t able to make my next start. Right now, I’m feeling a lot better with my pitches and stuff like that. I’m confident. I got my confidence back. So hopefully I’ll be able to come back next start.”

On blister:
“I don’t know. I’ve never had it before and hopefully we can clear it out and make the next start and go from there.”

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