Saturday, September 1, 2007

Orioles Snap Skid, They Beat the Red Sox 9-8; Greetings From New England and the Rundown...

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Well, I am in the Boston area right now (in Marblehead, Mass.) to catch our Baltimore Orioles take on the first place Red Sox. I am up here to catch tonight’s game since I was able to score some standing room tickets from website three weeks ago.

I took a flight up here that left Baltimore this morning, and landed around 11 this morning. I had to take a quick flight this morning (I wanted to leave Friday), as I covered the San Francisco Giants/Washington Nationals game for the DC Sports Box last night in Washington D.C.

I’ll try to show you all pictures of Boston and scenes around Fenway Park.

I suggest if you’ve never been to Boston, especially a Red Sox game at Fenway, you try it at least once in your life.

Tickets are hard to find, but it is an experience unlike any other in baseball.


Anyhow, it was a great win for the Orioles last night as they beat the Red Sox, 9-8!

Yeah, we don’t suck anymore – at least until the next game.

I watched the condensed replay just now, and the Birds could have easily earned a tenth straight loss if the Sox had busted wide open.

The Oriole offense exploded thanks to Nick Markakis and three hits and RBIs, along with Tejada’s homer and contributions from pretty much everyone.

Of course, things would not be exciting if the bullpen had not made an impact, and they sure did – by almost letting the game get away from them! The Sox offense nibbled at the Orioles little by little, but the beleaguered Danys Baez saved the day by inducing the Red Sox to hit into a double play. Birkins looked solid, and kept the game from getting out of hand in the middle frames.

In the end, the ‘pen came through.

Trembley – what an ejection from the game. I have seen him get mad at game previously, and I have been waiting for him to blow up. He sure did on Friday night.

Too bad he could not stick around long enough to savor his first win.

For a late season game, with the Sox jockeying for an AL East title, and the Orioles trying to finish up the season in a respectable fashion, things sure got heated last night.

Radhames Liz didn’t look terrible, but it evident he needs a little more seasoning; however, his arm is something to behold and he when gets his stuff together, he’ll be an effective major league pitcher. He’s no doubt still learning, but I saw a few things on Friday that make me believe he’s got a promising future in the rebuilding process of the Orioles.


Orioles Hangout, The Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, & Baltimore Examiner have a recap of yesterday’s game.

Steve Trachsel said goodbye to the Orioles as he was traded yesterday for two minor league prospects. There’s more news from the Examiner & Oriole Magic!

Peter Schmuck has yet another article on the Orioles’ woes and the need for the organization to rebuild.

Erik Bedard is hurting, and could be out longer than anyone thought. The Orioles MLB site has more on the development.

Dan Connolly has a piece on the Sun website about potential free agents the Orioles could be looking at once the season is over. In addition, if it makes anyone feel better, Carlos Pena, the power-hitting first baseman for the Devil Rays nearly landed with the Orioles.

And if the Orioles didn’t need anymore bad news, Oriole workers, mainly the contracted janitorial staff members are protesting against the team and some are staging a hunger strike.

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