It's too bad that the Orioles had to play a nine inning game, because if it was an eight inning game, they would have won hands down.
Too bad reality dictated otherwise.
The Orioles in need of pitching, turned to vagabond hurler Victor Zambrano to save the day and hopefully give the team a quality based on what they have seen from him.
Well, he was nothing short of awful.
They lost the game 8-5, thanks to Zambrano being flat out awful as he gave up eight runs in 2/3 of an inning; however, if you can manage a moral victory, the bullpen kept the Blue Jays off the board for the rest of the game. Victor looked like a human pinata last night, as the Blue Jays batted around and sent 13 men to the plate.
If it were not for an amazing catch by a motivated Jay Payton, things could have been worse - much worse.
The Baltimore offense put in a valiant effort to come back from disaster, as they scored five runs, but there was too big of a hole dug.
The two teams play again on Thursday night, and then the Spankees comes into town. At this point, with a Tampa Bay offense which has picked, the Orioles will need to make something of this weekend, or they will possibly finish in last place in the AL East
Roch Kubatko tells it like it is in his blog, Roch Around the Clock and Bill Ordine has his thoughts from last night.
Corey Patterson is more than likely done for the season -- too bad. He came back strong in the second half and if you would have asked me before July, I would have said send him on his way. However, he's a good guy, and great defensive outfielder, but Tike Redman is doing the job decently and may be a much cheaper alternative than Patterson in the off-season.