When you win an 11 inning game you go home saying “what a great game,” but when you lose an 11 inning game you go home saying “what a waste of time.”
It was a waste of time for the Orioles as they lost a day game against the Blue Jays on Saturday 5-4.
Brad Bergesen was on the hill for the O’s and pitched 6 innings, keeping the O’s in the game by giving up just 3 earned runs. He faced Robert Ray, a rookie making his major league debut who made the Orioles look as though they were facing a seasoned veteran. The Orioles never do well against debuting rookies (remember Jesse Litsch), Ray was no different. 3 earned in 5.2 innings of work.
It was 3-3 through 9 innings and each team scored one in the fourth.
With 2 on and 1 out in the 10th, Ty Wigginton grounded into a fielders choice and drove in Nick Markakis. It was a clear double play ball, but Huff was going on contact at the ball was thrown home too late.
Then George Sherrill came in and gave up a homerun to Aaron Hill to tie the game at 4. The Birds had the heart of their lineup up in the top of the 11th but did not produce.
Then Aaron Hill drove in the winning run in the bottom half of the inning off Brian Bass.