Bergy brought his 4-2 record and 3.79 ERA into the city if brotherly love, but had his work cut out for him against J.A Happ.
The O’s were looking to win all four interleague series with a win tonight, they were 7-3 against NL opponents coming into the game. Baltimore had won three in a row and four of their last five.
Last night Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters hit two run doubles while Nolan Reimold hit his 8th homerun. Wieters is 5 for 15 with two doubles, a homer, and 4 RBIs in his last four games. Tonight, Dave Trembley sat Wieters and Reimold.
Honestly, I was feeling a loss today and the lineup didn’t help my confidence — I stand corrected.
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Baltimore added another run with some fundamental baseball in the 6th. Robert Andino led off with a double then Brad Bergesen sac-bunted him over. Then Brian Roberts hit a deep sacrifice fly, 2-0 O’s. B-Rob walked in a run in the 7th.
But the Phillies responded with five runs of their own in the bottom of the 7th, 4 charged to Brad Bergesen thanks to two fly balls that Luke Scott should’ve caught. Bergy got one out in the inning and if Luke fielded his position better he would have had a shut out through 7.
I feel bad B squared, he pitched well and if he defense did the job he gets out if the inning and that totally changes the outcome if the game.
On the contrary, Robert Andino played a gold glove calliber shortstop tonight. Brad Bergesen was dealing through 6, but Andino scooped up everything hit to him including a deflection off Bergy’s foot. Andino had all three assists in the 1st and the 5th inning.
Down 5-3 in the 9th, the O’s weren’t about to give up. Gregg Zaun started off the rally with a solo homerun to right, it was Z’s 2nd shot of the year. Oscar Salazar had a big pinch hit single that set up Brian Roberts for the kill. B-Rob hit a shot to right center that put the O’s on top 6-5.