Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yanks Down O's With The Longball, 9-4

Last night was painful. I went to the ballgame last night, and sitting where I was -- it felt like I was at Yankee Stadium. I must have been one of seven or eight Oriole fans in my section, and by the ninth inning, the sound of Yankee nation was overwhelming that it was almost demoralizing to sit in your home ballpark.

It was just as bad -- if not worse than Red Sox Nation coming to town this week. Although it is looking as if the Yankees will not make the playoffs, their fans come down to Baltimore in droves as they saw their team defeat the Orioles, 9-4.

Baltimore was in the game, and actually led 4-3 until the eighth inning. With the lead so narrow, veteran Jamie Walker was brought in the game and allowed two runners to reach base; thereafter, rookie Kam Mickolio uncorked a wild pitch to allow one runner to score, and allowed the other to come in off a base hit.

The nail in the coffin came in ninth inning as hurler Fernando Cabrera allowed the game to get out of hand by serving two homers in the final frame. Four runs crossed home plate, and the game became very much out of reach.

Both Aubrey Huff and Kevin Millar had two hits, and Ramon Hernandez hit his 14 home runs and drove in 2; however, the Yankees' Bobby Abreu had 4 hits and Cody Ransom homered.

2 comments:

Matthew Taylor said...

I did a double-take when I read "Francisco" Cabrera instead of Fernando. Easy mistake to make considering Francisco's 1992 NLCS heroics for the Braves.

I'm not trying to be annoying; sorry if it seems that way. I honestly appreciated the unintentional flashback.

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Thanks for the note -- I was not drunk when I typed this. I had no idea I typed in Francisco, rather than Fernando.

Oops.

I remember back in the day when Francisco did his thing in ATL -- albeit, briefly.

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