It was more of the same on Wednesday, as the Orioles lost late, 5-4, thanks to a late error by reliever Jim Miller who was recently called up from the minors. Baltimore had a conglomerate of pitchers -- all from the bullpen -- pitch, and for six innings, the plan worked perfectly. They had a 4-0, much of it due to a strong showing by Lance Cormier -- who was perhaps brought out a little too early -- but, Sarafte kept things in order until he departed the game.
Jamie Walker and Rocky Cherry -- who both have struggled -- let the Rod Sox back in the game thanks to heroics of the pesky Dustin Pedroia.
The Red Sox earned the sweep, and stay within striking distance of the Rays; meanwhile, the Orioles are pretty much trying to play out to stretch and one has to wonder how bad it could get. Perhaps we might get a break with the A's in town, but at this point, the Orioles have to play much, much better.
Well, if you still have the urge to see a ball game in September at the Yard, the team and MASN are selling tickets in select sections for $1 -- yes $1 -- in limited sections throughout the park.
Ok, so the tickets are in the far reaches of the right field upper deck & you're miles away from the field, but for the price the Orioles are charging -- make it a $1.50 if you buy online, it's a hell of a deal. Who knows if it will bump the O's attendance greatly, but they should keep a section or two like this at this price from now on considering the economy and families.
Also, the Orioles are kicking off the football season by honoring the Ravens before Saturday's 7:05pm game, as they play Sunday afternoon at home.
The first 15,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive a limited edition Ravens Rally t-shirt presented by MASN. The shirt features the Oriole Bird carrying a football and wearing a Ravens jersey. Festivities planned for the evening include appearances by mascot Poe and several Ravens cheerleaders. Members of the Marching Ravens will also perform on the lower concourse prior to the game.
Ravens PSL holders can show their cards at the Oriole Park box office to receive $7 off any regularly priced ticket (up to eight tickets per card). Non-PSL holders who show pride in their favorite teams will receive $5 off any regularly priced ticket by wearing both Ravens and Orioles articles of clothing.
Hey, the season is almost over; thus, if you have nothing to do this weekend, go and see the Orioles on the cheap.
***Finally, let's remember former Oriole Todd Cruz, who tragically lost his life in a swimming accident as reported by the Baltimore Sun today.
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