Wednesday, June 27, 2007

O's Defeat The Evil Empire...Despite Themselves

I'll take the win. A win over the Yankees in any capacity is great and should be celebrated.

After getting Patterson and Roberts on with no outs in the ninth, Chris Gomez popped out on a bunt attempt. With the bases loaded and 1 out, Ramon Hernandez was hit by a pitch and the ump blew the call. The ball went to the backstop and if Corey Patterson had simply hauled ass home, the game would have been over anyway but he remained on third. Hernandez worked the count full and Scott Proctor walked in the winning run for the 3-2 win.

And I understand bringing along a young pitcher slowly. Overworking young arms leads to injury. But can't we let Jeremy Guthrie try to pitch through the 7th inning? I think he can do it. Anyway...

Guthrie looked great again, he struck out 6 and only made one mistake to Johnny Damon, the two-run homer, that cost him yet another decision.

Why is Jay Gibbons pinch hitting for anybody these days?

Next up is Bedard vs. Clemens. Clemens has been shaky since his return, hopefully this continues but a great pitching duel appears to be coming up tonight.

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