Thursday, May 21, 2009

O's Lose to the Evil Empire, Random Thoughts

The Baltimore Orioles knew that making the trek up north to the Big Apple would be tough; however, on Tuesday for about 2/3 of their contest against the Yankees, they stayed competitive but fell victim to an overwhelming New York offense.

New York scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning -- aided by two critical Baltimore errors (a throwing error by Andino and Jones) -- and they wound up on top defeating Baltimore, 9-1. Brad Bergesen -- who started the game for Baltimore and took the loss -- changed his jersey number from 64 to 35 (Mike Mussina's old number) and pitched well as he gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings. In the first inning, Bergesen made a mistake and gave up a long two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez that gave New York a 2-1 lead.

Baltimore would hold them scoreless until the seventh inning, as Bergesen found himself out of the game after walking two to start off the frame. Sadly, Chris Ray would come into the game in hopes of getting the final two outs in the seventh inning, but he would torch that idea by giving up a two-run double to Derek Jeter, an RBI single to Johnny Damon, and then a two-run homer to Mark Teixeira.

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