Here’s a quote from that article:
“During the 7th inning of the 7th game between the Orioles and Yankees, the Birds surrendered 7 runs.”
Now we’ll insert some blanks:
“During the __ inning of the __ game between the Orioles and Yankees, the Birds surrendered __ runs.”
Now we’ll fill in the blanks with Wednesday’s game:
“During the 8th inning of the 8th game between the Orioles and Yankees, the Birds surrendered 6 runs.”
Okay, you get the point.
The Birds are killing themselves in the late innings. The bullpen is imploding late into games and it buries the team.
Jeremy Guthrie still didn’t look like the Ace we’ve known in previous starts. He gave up back-to-back-to-back homeruns in the 2nd inning, putting the Orioles in a 4-0 hole early. The O’s scored 3, from Ty Wigginton‘s 3rd homerun of the year and a solo blast from Adam Jones.
Guthrie pitched 7 innings, saving an already tired bullpen for today’s game. But Danys Baez gave up 4 more and Walker surrendered 1.
One the bright side, Nolan Reimold did hit his first career homerun in the 9th. Congrats to him…