Lou Montanez singled home what turned out to be the game-winning run in the eighth inning, Melvin Mora hopefully got off the schneid, and George Sherrill sealed the deal in the ninth to give the O's a 5-4 win and a somewhat lucky, two-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
From the AP post-game:
“A lot of guys that have been scuffling a little bit came through,” said manager Dave Trembley, who hadn’t seen his team win two in a row since April 13-14 at Texas.
Can't say it any better.
Say what you will about luck, but luck is a part of baseball. A pretty big part, really. It's easy to deride luck when projecting future success (or not) for a player, but luck is there every year, for every team, be it good or bad. It's nice to get some good. I'm not gonna complain.
Brad Bergesen pretty much nailed the definition of "scattering" hits but having a successful start anyway: 6 IP, 11 H, 3 ER. He walked one and struck out three, lowering his season ERA to 4.98. All things considered, you cannot ask more from Bergesen than what he's giving us right now. He's got two Quality Stats in four outings, and missed a third by a third of an inning.
Hey: Anyone notice Jamie Walker's 1.80 ERA?
I mean, yeah, it's five innings but I love me some J Dubya.
Anyway, get to votin':
Most Birdland Player (MBP) for today's game was:
Brad Bergesen (6 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 K) (40 votes)
ZAUN (3-for-3, average steadily climbing) (69 votes)
Lou Montanez (1-for-4, GW RBI) (53 votes)
Melvin Mora (2-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R) (60 votes)
222 total votes