Orioles manager Buck Showalter continues to show his confidence in reliever Kevin Gregg. Showalter had previously been quoted saying that he hoped to get Gregg more playing time and on Wednesday night the closer got just that.
In his previous outing on Monday against the Twins, Gregg surrendered two runs and walked two in an inning pitched. His performance cost the Orioles a chance of tying the game in the 9th after Luke Scott hit a solo home run that would have knotted the game at three.
Wednesday night, he bounced back earning his second save of the season. Down three balls and one strike, Gregg forced Steve Holm to pop up, he struck out Matt Tolbert and got Denard Span to fly out in right centerfield. Three up, three down, just what he and the fans needed.
“We’ve got good people and we’ve got to continue to put them in situations where they can do what they do, and we’ve got to have more than one or two people doing it, and there’s only one way to find out,” Buck Showalter said following the game according to MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko.