Well, it was a decent night to be out at the Yard and I had pretty much a front row seat to the action; however, there was really not that much to see. In perhaps one of the smallest crowds I have even seen at a baseball game in Baltimore -- there could not have been more than 7,000 people in the stands, tops -- the Orioles were shut out by the Rays, 3-0.
Tampa starting picher Wade David looked like an old pro as he struck ten, walked two and allowed only four hits. His teammates provided more than enough support on the evening as Carl Crawford had an RBI-single in the third inning, and they scored in the fourth off Gabe kapler sacrifice. Tampa added another run in the ninth off a Evan Longoria RBI-single.
Mark Hendrickson, in a spot start took the loss as he gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings worked. The bullpen for Baltimore was respectable as they only gave up a single run in 5 2/3 innings of work.