Down 2-0 in the bottom of the 9th, I felt an unfamiliar feeling while watching the Orioles. It was a feeling that three outs was more than enough and a victory was easily within Baltimore’s grasp.
As everyone knows, Matt Wieters tied the game against the A’s at two with a mammoth two-run double and Wilson Betemit’s three-run walkoff homer sealed the 5-2 victory.
Oakland is still looking for that final out.
From Steve Melewski at MASNSports.com comes a nifty stat as to why I felt so confident. Melewski points out that the Orioles have five wins this season when trailing after 7 innings. There is only one other team in the American League with more than two and that’s the Tampa Bay Rays (3).
Of course the other team would be in the East.
Go get ’em in New York.