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Your Joe Blanton fact of the day

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Joe Blanton, in his all-too-natural habitat.
Joe Blanton, in his all-too-natural habitat. USATSI

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In the fifth inning of Thursday night's Orioles-Angels game, Halos right-hander Joe Blanton did something for the first time in 2013. Take it away, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli:

To say the least, it's not advisable for a pitcher in any league more serious than rec-league softball to go five-plus starts without setting the opposition down in order. But such is the fate of Joe Blanton and the Angels in 2013. In fact, that was Blanton's first perfect frame since the fourth inning of his start against the Rockies on Sept. 29 of last year.

In matters very much related, Blanton this season has a 5.97 ERA and a record of 0-5. He's allowed a majors-leading 55 hits in 34 2/3 innings of work.

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