I was sitting, watching the Orioles game. Just when I wanted to start throwing “fire darts,” the bats woke up. Trailing 7-1, the Orioles used the likes of Freddie Bynum to start a rally.
That’s right, with Corey Patterson out on bereavement leave the O’s turned to a guy who was signed for his defense. Add that to the clutch hitting of Melvin Mora and Aubrey Huff, and the Birds are riding a four game winning streak and have won five of their last seven games.
Again, it’s not time to start printing play-off tickets, but I am a firm believer in getting the entertainment value out of sports. You gotta admit it; this team has been somewhat entertaining so far.
Now, with Toronto being decimated with injury, the Yankees having 3/5 of their rotation on the disabled list, let’s win as many games as we can now, and see how they stack up later. Without dumb hope, what do you have/
As for the bull-pen, 5 2/3 innings of three hit, one run baseball was just what the doctor ordered. These guys were brought in to not only protect leads, but hold offenses stagnant until our bats can get going. That’s what happened Monday night. Adam Loewen had a bad night, but the bull-pen first, and then the offense picked him up and saved him from a loss. I don’t know how bad we really are, but it’s apparent that we aren’t as bad as Kansas City and Tampa Bay.