When his big hitters had chances to put the O’s up tonight vs. the Royals, they failed. Baltimore dropped a 4-3, 11-inning decision to visiting Kansas City to fall to 42-57 on the year.
After the game, manager Dave Trembley offered vague explanations like “we just didn’t get the job done…” and “this is baseball, you win some games like this and you lose some.”
Truth be told, it’s not in Trembley’s best interests to publicly disclose what we all know. Aubrey Huff hasn’t delivered this year. Luke Scott is either red-scorching hot or ice-chilly cold. Right now, if he was a Coors Light bottle, his label would be turning blue. He’s in the funk of all funks. Adam Jones came up with the tying run on first base in the bottom of the 11th and swung so hard at the first two pitches he must have thought the ball had to hit the Hilton Hotel in order for it to count as a home run.
Trembley and the O’s got a decent effort from Jason Berken tonight. He wasn’t the reason the team lost.
They’re just struggling right now.
That sounds as vague as some of Trembley’s post-game remarks, but it’s true.
The toughest thing to do in sports is to stop losing.
The O’s are reeling, make no mistake about it.
And I don’t know what Dave Trembley can do to stop it.
Neither does he.