Number one is the Orioles 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon.
What makes this game #1 is the fact that one swing of the bat changed a possibly disappointing shut out loss into a 2-1 victory. By the way Bulldog Matt Wieters is untouchable. Not only did he hit the game winning home run in the eighth, he ended the game with a perfect throw to gun down Ian Desmond in the ninth. Raise your hand if your blood pressure was boiling as you watched the Orioles waste opportunity after opportunity in this game. It had all the makings of a tough 1-0 defeat when Davey Johnson went to the back end of his bullpen. Give Adam Jones credit for changing his approach and instead of pulling an outside pitch to short, went with the pitch and started the eighth inning with a single to right field. That set the stage for Wieters, who drove an inside fastball over the left center field wall. Here are a couple of thoughts from the game. I have tons of respect for the way Bryce Harper plays the game. His hustle play to turn a ground ball single into right center field into a double reminded me of the days in the mid-80’s when Lonnie Smith and Willie McGee used to do that on a regular basis. Chris Davis might be in an 0-29 slump but he continues to impress in right field. His running, shoe string catch on Adam LaRoche’s line drive was a huge play in the game. If that ball gets by him Adam Zimmerman scores from first and gives the Nats some breathing room.
Best event non sports related:
Get the Led out at Rams Head Live on Saturday night. It was an awesome show. They played a lot of Led Zeppelin’s blues music and Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love were well done at the end.