Monday, August 17, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: O's Give up Nine Runs in the 13th and Lose...

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After staging thee comebacks -- including scoring twice during the eighth and ninth innings -- what could have been a very memorable became a disaster of epic proportions as the Oriole bullpen (Matt Albers and Brian Bass) gave up nine runs in the top of the 13th inning and lost 17-9.

I have no idea what to even think about this loss, it was awesome to see the team fight, and then to see Baltimore lose so badly -- moreso, tragically -- considering the tightrope that they faced in the final few innings left you deflated. Then again, the Los Angeles Angels -- first place in the American League West -- are a tough team with almost everyone in their lineup batting close to .300 or above; therefore, if a pitching staff screws up, it's open on season on theit hurlers.

The bullpen for Baltimore has been used a lot -- and perhaps thery were tired -- thus, the Angels has their way with them in fateful inning. The two teams match up Monday night to close out the series. In the meantime, here are pictures from yesterday's game:

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