What a night yesterday. I know there are some purists out there who hate the wild card concept; however, if it was not for that – the drama we had on Wednesday night would not have existed.
You could not have scripted what happened in your wildest dreams on in a Hollywood script…
The Orioles were playing a completely meaningless game to them in terms of their final result. Their season was well over – like in July.
However, Buck Showalter had his guys playing out on Wednesday like it was a pennant clincher for them.
Despite another losing season, today in Baltimore and in Birdland, a sense of happiness arose on the horizon this morning.
Yes, the Orioles defeated the Red Sox, 4-3, thanks a clutch game-winning single from Robert Andino – who has become a vital part of the team after having his role in doubt during Spring Training.
Before that, Nolan Reimold tied the game with an RBI-double off Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon.
I was at the game and stayed through the rain delay.
I left Camden Yards at the end of the 8th inning because of a thing called *work*. I had to be there at 8am all dressed up, so staying into the next day was not an option. This morning, I feel like a sucker.
Even more amazing … after the Orioles win, only a few minutes later, the Rays clinched the American League Wild Card. Evan Longoria’s homer in the 12th inning against the Yankees – which featured an even more improbable comeback – down in Florida made a crazy night even moreso.