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Tonight the Orioles lost to the Yankees 1-9.
I’ve got to say, if Buster Olney and Peter *******’s speculations
are true about Trembley and his job, at least the man is going out in class. Last night, the entire game was decided by
the players, no decisions by the manager.
Tonight, again, the O’s lost because they didn’t play a winning game,
not because of a bad decision.
Where the game ended for me was somewhere around the 5th
inning or so, when I got the message that there was a perfect game through 8
innings being shown on MLB Network. I
flipped to that game, knowing that the Orioles had lost it. I’m not one to switch off the Orioles games,
but this was worth it to me, after seeing every game so far this season and
knowing with 99% confidence that the outcome would not be changing in terms of
the win or loss. I do plan on doing a
post tomorrow about the “perfect” game, relating it back to the Orioles actually.
Not much commentary on individual players tonight. Just disgusted.
Bergesen was flat-out awful tonight. In the shortest outing of his career, he
threw 2.1 innings, allowing 6 earned runs on 7 hits with a 1:2 K:BB. With Arietta waiting in Norfolk with his
incredible, *consistent* stats, I don’t see why he doesn’t replace Bergesen in
the rotation as soon as next Tuesday’s start.
Tejada got some hits.
He also bobbled a short ground ball early in the game. Failing once again to bare-hand a ball, he
proved to me why I was right in disagreeing with people who have been saying he
has made an outstanding transition to 3B this year.
Albers came in and let up runs, while Hendrickson first held
off the Yankees with a few solid innings.
The Mata came in and got lit up by the Yankees bench.
Wigginton got called on a sort of half swing early in the game,
and continued to argue the call until he got back to the dugout, where Trembley
rightly pulled him in. While some say
Trembley needed to go out and argue, he knew the right decision to make was to
stay. While he did yell out some words
for 1B ump Mike DiMuro, Trembley knew that, with a view from the back of
Wigginton’s back (being a right handed hitter), it would be foolish to argue
Bringing Wigginton up helps me raise my main point of these
last two games. Not only do I believe it
is all on the team for these last two losses, but they have been flat-out
foolish. For the first time ever, I see
the Orioles as a joke.
Let’s go over why:
In the 9th inning last night, Wigginton grounded
out to shallow 1st. With the
ball in hand on the base line, Juan Miranda (sent down tonight to let Posada be
activated) ran over to Wigginton, who proceeded to back pedal. Yes; Wigginton attempted to back pedal towards
home plate. Mariano Rivera chuckled, and
he knew that at this point, the Orioles were just a joke too. This after Wigginton fell on his butt during
the harsh play a few innings earlier.
Tonight, Corey Patterson made a fool of himself. Chasing down a fly ball, he ripped his pants,
and wore them for the rest of the game.
Not so important.
The worst: In the 8th, A-rod and Jeter were both
taken out. One, that shows that Girardi
is confident enough in the Orioles bats failing. Two, we got a single, double, and a walk, but
did not score. Tejada singled, Markakis
doubled (Tejada thrown out at home), Wieters walked, then there were two
popouts. Bottom of the 8th, Gardner
and Pena singled off of Mata, and Swisher singled in a run. We let Ramiro Pena and Brett Gardner hit off
Jones may have aggravated his hip on a beautiful running catch
in center on a Granderson routine double.
He then made the catch of a popfly from Cervelli. Hope he’s okay. Not that it has anything to do with the Orioles
chances at success.
In other news, Millwood was quoted by sources today saying
he would be okay with pitching for the Mets.
Glad to know our guys hate it here.
I would too if I were them.
Supposedly, Wigginton said he would do it too (play, not pitch). I bet we are stupid enough to trade them for
Not so exciting tonight.
In a horrible mood. This SUCKS.
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