41,704 fans showed up to watch Matt Wieters make his Major League debut and the game didn’t disappoint.
Brad Bergesen pitched the best game of his short 9 game major league career. He pitched 6 shutout innings and gave up 2 in the 7th. He retired the side in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th and sat down 14 straight between the 1st and 7th. Bergesen came out in the 9th but put 2 on and was replaced by Jim Johnson who retired the next 3 in a row.
Luke Scott became the first Oriole since Albert Belle in 2000 to have back to back 2 homerun nights. Scott hit his first career grand slam tonight, a shot to the flag court that gave the Birds a 5-0 lead after just 3 innings. Luke went 3 for 3 with a walk and 5 RBIs and was a victim of the latest Adam Jones’ shaving cream pie in the face.
Matt Wieters went 0 for 4 in his Major League debut at Camden Yards, but received a standing ovation every time he stepped into the box. Wieters was the only Oriole started without a hit on the night.
Seeing Bergesen and Wieters work together was a fun sneak peak into future. Camden Yards had more energy than a kid on Halloween and I don’t know about you, but “Hell’s Bells” gave me chills when Matt stepped in the box!
The O’s extend their winning streak to 5 games, their longest streak since April of 2008. They have two more againt the AL Central leading Tigers, then travel west to face the Mariners.