Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Grit, Determination and a Tale of Two Games…

Last night, the Baltimore Orioles may have pulled off their most memorable win in some time. There may not be anyone batting above .260 in the lineup; however, last night at the Yard — at least for the first five innings — became home run derby, or a modified version of batting practice and the latter half of the game became a battle of the bullpens.

The Orioles came back from deficits of four runs — twice — to defeat the Yankees in the 11th inning 10-9. I have no idea if the Baltimore comeback was a function the team digging deep and putting it together, or if it is because of a horrific New York relief corps, but to see them do that was beyond impressive. Cintron’s single in the 11th helped gave Baltimore the victory over LaTroy Hawkins, whom New Yorkers are probably not happy with today.

If you want a recap of the game, read here; alas, what I will remember from last night is the post-game press conference from Dave Trembley and his emotions nearly pouring out in front of the media. (I’ll see if I can find the video anywhere).

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