Friday, July 31, 2009

O's Win, Bergesen Hurt and a Trade Made...

Yesterday, Thursday was huge, not only because they won, but because a trade was made that could impact the future of the Baltimore Orioles. I’ll speak briefly about the game, and onto the trade.

The Orioles won yesterday afternoon, defeating the Kansas City Royals, 7-3, to take the split in a four game series; however, the victory perhaps came at a high price as Brad Bergesen left the game due to injury.

Bergesen (7-5) went seven innings on the afternoon and got the win, but had to leave the game because he got drilled by a Billy Butler liner that got him on his left shin. Matt Wieters – who was catching – snared the ball and threw out Butler, but Bergesen was hurt and after leaving the mound, he would collapse in the dugout.

At the end of the day, Bergesen didn’t break his leg – which is great – and is still ailing with swelling on his leg. One would think he would skip his next start to recuperate.

The Baltimore offense jumped on Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar (who took the loss and is 6-4) early as Ty Wigginton hit a solo shot – his seventh – to give them an early 1-0 lead. They busted open in the fifth as the Orioles scored four times off a Nick Markakis RBI-single, and then Aubrey huff had a three-run double.

The Orioles pounded the Royals some more as took a 7-0 lead in the sixth inning thanks to a Brian Roberts RBI-double and a Felix Pie RBI-single.

Kansas City finally scored in the seventh off a David DeJesus RBI-single, and scored twice more in the eighth off a Joe Buck two-run homer – his 4th of the season.

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