Friday, June 06, 2008

Did you give up on them?

The Orioles have scored six runs in the top of the eighth to overcome the Toronto Blue Jays. The Birds have cracked three home runs in the inning to come from down 4-0.

For the second day in a row, Adam Jones has hit a late inning tie-breaking homer for the Birds. Jones two-run homer scored Luke Scott who had reached on an error.

Toronto starter Shawn Marcum carried a shutout into the eighth, but was lifted after Brian Roberts doubled. Nick Markakis singled home Roberts, before Melvin Mora's homer started the trifecta and drew the Orioles within 4-3.

Kevin Millar homered off of Armando Benitez to tie the score at 4 setting the stage for Jones.

Brian Burres started for the Orioles and struggled for the third straight start. He lasted into the fifth and left trailing 3-0. For the most part Lance Cormier and Dennis Sarfate minimized the damage and kept the Orioles in it. Chad Bradford has been summoned for the O's, so let's hold our breath.

And yes, I did sort of give up on the them tonight. When it got to 4-0, I tuned in the Tides, who at last check have never trailed but are tied with the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees at 12 in the seventh. Thankfully, I kept the score online, and when I saw it got to 4-1 I tuned it back in and saw most of the fireworks.

Bradford has issued a leadoff walk to Barajas. Let's make sure this doesn't get away.

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