The New Jason Berken, its something to see, really its quite o.k. he pitched 6 pretty good innings, threw a couple of mistakes early giving up back to back home runs. A foreboding start for sure, but he settled down and really only had to work out of trouble once. That one time Nolan Reimold miss judged a fairly well hit line drive pitting runners at 2nd and 3rd, but Berken worked out of that jam nicely. So maybe we should all start saying nice things about JB cuse he appears to be turning it around.
Once agian the Orioles were no-hit into the middle innings, but a big 6th had the O's put up a big old 4 spot by loading the bases for Nick Markakis. Nicky rocketed a "double" ruled as an error. That was followed by a Huff single and a Riemold fielders choice, give Nolan some credit for running that out. That knocked out Here's Lucy after 6.
After a 3 up 3 down for Berken, Matt Albers put down 3 in a row in the 7th. The 8th saw the O's pick up a few runs for good measure with Riemold and Wiggington picking up big RBI singles and Matt Wieters coming through with a two out double. It is important to note that well MW had two hits his other out was also hard hit, good news. Also the Orioles finally got hits with 2 outs when they needed them in this inning, now THAT's Birdland.
Phat Albers stuck around for the rear portion of the 8th giving up a lead off single. And I might as well just say that Matt Albers works veeeeery sloooowly, just sayin'. After putting runners at 1st and 2nd with one out, they went to Chris Ray. Ray quickly gave up a hit, but Nicky made a great play to grab an out, that play brought in one more run, making it a two run game leading into the 9th. Now we enter the 9th with Jim Johnson going in for his first outing as the new closer and he pretty much shut them down for a very Birdland win.
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