Missed opportunities. Think about that for a second. Runner at second, two outs, Andino grounds out in the 3rd. With a runner at second and one out, they get a walk, but fail to get a hit. A one out bunt single is followed by two straight outs. Bases loaded 1 out after a lead of hit batter, followed by a pop out and a fly out. First and second with 1 out and still no one can get a hit. Top of ten, Nick Markakis leads of with a double, followed by Huff striking out and two ground outs. The result was that in the bottom of the tenth Danys Baez gave up another game winning hit, this time a double to Adam Lind. Looks like we are back to the same old Danys.
If there is one really good thing that you can take from this game, is the outing by Chris Tillman. This was truly a bright spot as Tillman went into the 7th inning retiring two, and struck out 4 while giving up 3 walks and 4 hits. That was followed by another good outing for Cla Merideth. Since at this point in the season, we don't look at wins necessarily, we just try to look at how the player of the future are panning out, this was a good game. The evolution of Chris Tillman certainly progressed today seeing him go deeper into the game.
All that said the hitting front was not so positive with Kakes going 2 for 5 with a double, Nolan Riemold went 1 for 4 with an RBI, and thats about it. Its also important to note that Brian Roberts left the game with a bruised shin (I think our Shins are cursed). He fouled a ball of his leg and there is so far no more news about the injury. This game was very Anti-Birdland. I might also add that I feel as though Danys Baez should no longer be used in important situations and Mr. Claw should fill the role that Danys once had at the start of the year.