The Baltimore Orioles finished their last game before all the All-Star break with a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, 4-2, thanks to a nice outing by youngster Brad Bergesen and two RBI's by Brian Roberts. George Sherrill -- who perhaps deserved some All-Star consideration this year -- earned his 20th save of the season.
Bergesen is 6-3, and one has to think considering where he started, plus what he's done in the majors, one has to think he's the potential ace of the staff. It's nothing short of amazing what he's done in the majors, and one has to think he's definitely here to stay. Bergesen may not the be the best pitcher in the stable of the much-hyped youngsters -- but he throws strikes, pitches to contact, and actually goes fairly deep into games, something that every team looks for out of a hurler. He's definitely someone we should look for to get Rookie of the Year consideration.
Baltimore took a 2-0 lead thanks to a RBI-double by Brian Roberts and an RBI-single by Nick Markakis. They look a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning off a solo home run by Oscar Salazar -- his second of the season. Toronto came within one of the lead, 3-2, in the seventh inning as Dave Delucci and Marco Scutaro drove in runs and knocked Bergesen out of the game.