Who would’ve thought that a pitcher’s duel could even take place 2.5 billion dollar wiffle ball field in New York.
You knew you would get it from Andy Pettitte, who hasn’t lost at home against the O’s since 1999. Yeah you read that right.
Pettitte gave a up a solo homerun to Nick Markakis in the first inning, but then keyed in against Baltimore’s line up.
David Hernandez was on the other side of the duel. He also gave up a solo homerun to the newly acquired Eric Henske in the second, but then he pitched four solid shut out innings for his best performance of the year.
The Orioles had several chances to go ahead in this one, including two plays at the plate in the 8th inning. Cesar Izturis was thrown out on a fielder’s choice and then Brian Roberts was tagged while trying to come home on a wild pitch.
The O’s held the Bronx bombers to one run through 8 innings, but Hideki Matsui hit a walk off homer in the 9th to end it.