After getting shelled last night, the Orioles took care of business against Erik Bedard and the M’s in game two of the three game set.
It was Jeremy Guthrie on the hill for Baltimore for a short start. His command suffered and reportedly he started the game sick. Guthrie left the game after just 2.1 innings and three earned runs, but that was longer than manager Dave Trembley.
Trembley lost his marbles in an Earl Weaver-esque way in the top of the first. Luke Scott hit a single that scored Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, the ball was fielded by Franklin Gutierrez and was thrown into the stands while Nolan Reimold passed second base. Reimold should have been awarded two bases because of the error, video did show that he passed second, but was only given third and after the inning Trembley gave home plate umpire Tom Hallion an ear full that got him tossed.
Whether it was Trembley’s fire or Luke Scott’s seven RBI that got the team going is still a toss up, but Baltimore got the job done.
Mark Hendrickson got the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief and the offense took care of the rest.
The O’s took a 5-3 lead in the sixth with Scott’s two RBI double to center. Then they tacked on runs by Melvin Mora, Ty Wigginton, and Nolan Reimold in the sixth and seventh, capped off by Scott’s three run shot to right centerfield.