In the eighth inning, with the score tied 2-2, Nick Markakis hit a solo homer, his only hit, that made all the difference.
Melvin Mora had two hits; one, a triple, and the other knocked the other Oriole run home.
Meanwhile, George Sherrill came to save the game and is now a perfect 7 for 7 in save opportunities this season.
Raul Ibanez finished 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Mariners, who saw their two-game win streak come to an end. Jose Vidro brought the other
Mariners’ starter Carlos Silva was touched for two runs on six hits over six innings in a no-decision. Ryan Rowland-Smith took the loss, his first of the year, by giving up a run in one inning of work.
The Orioles are waiting for Adam Loewen to prove himself; meanwhile, D-Cab was nothing but great last night and Roch is thinking that he’s finally got the message in his head; Nick “the Stick” may have been striking out quite a bit for the first part of the season, and also last night, but he did hit a homer to send Baltimore to victory; and at last, the bullpen is looking solid – real solid.
Jim Johnson has looked beyond good out of the bullpen & and Pressbox’s Craig Heist has on article on the right-hander; Amber Theoharis notes the obvious – our Orioles are nothing like the Yankees, but she notes that we as fans stood up to the New York uprising this weekend at the Yard; Allen McCallum reviews the start of the season and reminds fans that the Orioles are rebuilding for a better future.
Jim Henneman thinks the Yankees’ ship is sinking – I agree with this, as I figure