Close but no Cigar

April 24, 2010 |

Once again, the Orioles were competitive. Losing their ninth straight to the dreaded Sox. Guthrie pitched well in a losing effort, as he has all year. He hasn’t given up more than three runs in all his starts. It was a charged atmosphere in Boston which makes for a fun game to watch, but the O’s did the little things to help them lose. Errors on the basepaths and field, not to mention a bases loaded walk, all contributing to defeat.

On the positive side, they played with heart. Unfortunately, they also played Julio Lugo. I may be wrong, but I think Lugo is Spanish for loser. I don’t know why this guy is still on the team. Lugo is what I cough up in the morning. As for the rest of the team, Weiters ran into a double play at third, Markakis gets thrown out at second, but the mistakes were at least aggressive. Last year the O’s went 2-16 against Boston. 0-1 so far this year. I know this season seems like it’s in the toilet already, but in the next twelve games maybe we’ll learn something about this team we didn’t know. Whether that’s good or bad remains to be seen. Let’s hope for the good.