As the Orioles prepare for a three-game set in Boston, now is a perfect time to revisit the off-season trade that brought David Pauley to Baltimore in exchange for Randor Bierd.
Here’s the rundown of the respective performances this season of Pauley and Bierd.
David Pauley is 7-8 in 17 starts for the Tides with a 3.73 ERA, 68 strikeouts, 23 walks, and a 1.372 WHIP. Pauley struck out eight and walked none in six innings on Tuesday in the Tides’ 4-1 loss to the Gwinnett Braves. However, Pauley also committed three errors and gave up 11 hits in that outing.
Randor Bierd is 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA in 15 games for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Bierd has struck out 20, walked 11, and holds a 1.688 WHIP. Bierd was recently placed on Pawtucket’s temporary inactive list to make room for the promotion of T.J. Large from the AA Portland Sea Dogs.
Randor Bierd was a Roar from 34 favorite during his season in Baltimore, but it looks like the O’s have done one better with this move. Pauley’s been projected as a fifth starter in the bigs, and some day soon that’s actually going to mean something more in Baltimore than journeyman or innings eater.