Bobby Abreu is our daddy. Bobby Abreu, who will probably hit 10 HRs all season, hit two dingers off the O's tonight. John Lackey pitched a fine game, 8 IP, 2 ER. Overall, a pretty lackluster night for the O's. Jeremy Guthrie continued his crappy season tonight. The night started off as a pitching duel before the Angels scored four runs in the fifth inning. His fastball was sitting around 90-91 MPH all night according to the stadium gun, which means he was probably hitting the upper 80s range. Guts typically hits the 93-94 range (fangraphs has him 93.2 this season). I don't know if the velocity drop is a signal of a larger problem (i.e., tired arm), but his ball didn't seem to have the usual zip. On the "plus" side, he turned in 7 innings before Chris Ray entered the game in the 8th. I then witnessed the awesome range of SS Ty Wigginton first hand as Kendry Morales hit a single up the middle. Shrek, kudos to Zach for this nickname, tried his best to move to his left but the ball bounced past him. It was liking watching a play in slow motion. I think I even heard a "boom-baba-boom-baba".ala Stand by Me as he strove towards the ball but I was probably imaging things. But hey, Aubrey's fat stalker has no business playing SS. He manned up as best as he could, and for that, I'm appreciative of his efforts.
What's to say about the O's offense. Lackey was in control all night. Roberts, 0-4, Jones, 0-4, Markakis, 0-4. Babe Scott hit his 16th homer. Well, g'night all, I'm heading to Vegas tomorrow to forget about this crap. In the immortal words of Daniel Plainview, I mutter to you all, "I'm finished."
Oops, I see Stacey put up a recap already. I’ll DEAL WITH IT!
· I saw the Amber Theoharris up close. She's not nearly as hot in person. But you're still
· Matt Wieters is TALL.
- Jim Palmer and Gary Thorne made it to the kiss cam. Palmer looked indignant and Gary didn't have his beer googles on yet.