Kind of ironic that the Marlins had 17 hits on Thursday night in their 11-3 win over the O’s.
That’s as many as Michael Jackson had on Thriller.
So much for that road sweep in Philadelphia. We can now classify those three straight wins as a fluke, I guess.
The O’s just got their orange rumps handed to them three straight nights in Miami. Granted, Land Shark Stadium isn’t the easiest place to play in — there were probably no more than 5,000 live human beings in the stands for each of the three games. It looked more like a Billy Idol concert at the State Fair.
They’re now 11-23 on the road this season.
Homers…that’s what they’ve become. The stats will bear that out.
In all fairness, in the cozy confines of OPACY, the Birds are competitive bunch. They’re 21-17 at home and a tough out in every inning.
On the road, they have little to offer.
Felix Pie beat out an infield single in the 9th inning. I wonder if there’s still time for him to make the All-Star team?
OK, maybe not.
Gregg Zaun came in and delivered a 2-run pinch hit double to avoid the goose-egg.
And Markakis delivered a double to score Zaun.
Those, my friends, are the highlights.
Jim Hunter just mentioned that Zaun will probably catch Friday night “since Wieters has now caught four games in a row…”
And he said that with a straight face.
“Has caught four games in a row…”
As if that’s akin to working on the chain gang or something.
Sheesh…swept three games in Florida.
Well, thankfully the O’s are coming home to face the lowly Nationals.
That’s a 3-game winning streak waiting to happen.
Of course it is.