Ok, guys. We've won two games in a row. If we win (tomorrow), it's called a winning streak. IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. - Lou Brown, Major League II.
At first, it was a typical close Orioles game with the O's and Red Sox trading one run leads. Then it became the laugher Dave Trembley has been begging for the last month. Then it became a typical O's bullpen meltdown. But it finished just like last night - Alfredo Simon on the mound, collecting the third out, securing an Orioles victory.
I'm terrible at blow-by-blow accounts of games, and I'll spare you my pathetic attempt to do so. Go to Gameday to see everything. Instead, here are my recollections as turning points in the game:
*Brad Bergesen gutted out 5.0 IP. He gave up 2 HRs to balance out 2 Ks and 0 BBs. David Ortiz hit a blast, and so did some scrub backup OF whose name I won't even bother looking up.
*Adam Jones may, just may, be breaking out of his slump. May be, mind you.
*I'm officially sick of hit and runs that don't include a hit.
*Ty Wigginton is having a career month this week.
*I didn't need to see (well, hear) Simon in the 9th. Cla Meredith was doing just fine, thankyouverymuch.
*Mark Hendrickson better figure out his stuff fast, because there's about 73 more roster moves coming in the next 3 weeks.
The Orioles go for the sweep tomorrow. As Capt. Jean-Luc Picard said - "Make it so."