BALTIMORE -- Sometimes it’s not easy being the new guy.
Jason Frasor, who was acquired in late July to strengthen the bullpen, took the loss Wednesday when he gave up a two-run walk-off home run to Nolan Reimold in the 10th inning of the Orioles’ 6-4 victory.
In his first six outings with his new club, Frasor has an 11.25 ERA (five earned runs over four innings).
The defeat came after the White Sox rallied late to tie the game. It also ended the White Sox’s five-game winning streak and prevented them from moving to within three games of first-place Detroit.
“It was great how we fought back and tied that game,” Frasor said. “I don’t know what to tell you. It’s tough coming to a new team in a pennant race and I feel like I haven’t been pitching that great and to take a loss like that is frustrating.”
Frasor was supposed to help take some of the heat off right-hander Jesse Crain, who had given up runs in four of his last six outings before pitching two scoreless innings Wednesday.
“Yeah, a little pressure there,” Frasor said when asked if it’s tough to be the new guy sometimes. “But if I’m pitching well, then no worries. That’s why it’s frustrating. I felt tonight I had good stuff and had all three good pitches and to hang a two-spot on you in a loss is tough. That’s baseball.”