my 1993 Topps blog. That got me thinking. I've spent some time smacking El Sid around on this blog, but he must have had a good game or two amidst that horrific season-plus in Baltimore, right?
Right. As a matter of fact, Sid had seven "quality starts" as an Oriole, all coming in 1994. The best of those was on April 28, in his third appearance in orange and black. He pitched into the ninth inning against the host Angels, allowing three hits and two walks and striking out five. The only Halo runs came on a pair of solo homers by Chili Davis and future sexual predator Chad Curtis. The second of those homers chased Fernandez from the game, but Lee Smith only needed three pitches to nail down the 4-2 O's win, Sid's first with the Birds.
Now you can't say that I never said a kind word about Sid Fernandez.