Everything that went wrong over the 5 game losing streak seemed to completely turn around. Yes, baseball is a funny game. You score one run on Monday and ten on Tuesday. Who am I to question it?
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The story of the game was rookie pitcher Brad Bergesen, who made his major league debut after an hour and 56 minute rain delay. Bergesen got the win after 5 2/3 innings work and one earned run, though he did surrender three.
Dave Trembley took out the 23 year old in the 6th with a 4-3 lead and brought Danys Baez in to get the last out. A great move on his part.
Hand it to the bullpen, they finished the remaining 3 1/3 innings giving up only one hit and no runs.
The offense started working again in Baltimore too. Aubrey Huff had a two homerun night, one of which landed on Eutaw Street. Nick Markakis went 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Lou Montanez returned to the majors and went 1 for 5 with an RBI.
And all of the sudden all is well in Birdland again. The Orioles continue their 9 game homestand with game two against the White Sox on Wednesday at 7:05 PM.