Clete Thomas crushed a solo homer to center with two outs in the last of the ninth off reliever Danys Baez as the Baltimore Orioles lost the opening contest in a four gane set to the Detroit Tigers, 6-5.
Chris Tillman was shaky in his second major league start, as he allowed five runs in six innings. Despite Baltimore taking a 5-run lead over Detroit in the opening frame off ace Justin Verlander, the Tigers seemed to chip away at their lead throughout the evening and jumped all over Tillman.
Much-talked about pitcher Brian Matusz makes his major league debut tonight and it will be exciting to if he can translate his minor league success onto the big stage; however, much of the attention yesterday about the Orioles was focused solely on Mora's ill-thought out comments and Trembley (they have since chatted and made up).
We've already talked about Mora, therefore, I would like to bring up Dave Trembley and the job he's doing for the Baltimore Orioles. Obviously, most of us don't know what goes in the clubhouse, but with the news of this weekend, one has to wonder how tenuous - if at all - Trembley's job situation may be.
There are some who have criticized the skipper for his game management, along with some of the foibles that have happened on the field, but you cannot blame the failure of the 2009 Orioles on him.