Dave Trembley defended Adam Eaton yesterday, saying "If he pitches great tomorrow, everybody's going to jump on the band wagon and say, 'Hey, what a great pitcher he is." Well Adam Eaton pitched great tonight, but I don't think any of us are jumping on any bandwagons.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to take away from Eaton's night. He pitched a hell of a game, going 7.1 innings and allowing 2 runs while striking out 9 and walking zero. If Jim Johnson had done a better job in relief Eaton could have had a shut out. Continuing in bizarro fashion, JJ (0.2 IP,
1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 H) was the only pitcher to have a bad night because in addition to Eaton channeling a real, actual pitcher, George Sherrill pitched an easy 1-2-3 ninth.
Bartolo Colon was not good for the White Sox tonight. He lasted only 3 innings, although that was long enough to give up 5 runs. If the tops of the innings were the Adam Eaton Show, then the bottom half of those innings belonged to Aubrey and Wiggy. In the first Huff knocked in Adam Jones with a double, then scored on Wiggy's single. Then in the third Aubrey and Wiggy scored together on a Luke Scott double. It was a nice change for Wiggy to actually get a few hits; hopefully he can keep it up.
If I were going to predict a win for the Orioles tonight, I would have put the score at 8-6 or something like that considering the pitching. Sometimes I love being wrong.