O’s KKKKKnockout Kissmya$$-Rod
For the first time all season, the Orioles won a game trailing after 8 innings.
And who started it all off? Matt Wieters. For the 2nd time in as many nights Matt Wieters comes up with a big hit.
Leading off the 9th, Wieters doubled in the Left-Center Field gap. Felix Pie came in to pinch run and boy was that move huge. After Reimold drew a pinch hit walk, Brian Roberts came in looking to bunt. He laid down the first pitch but Santos (Mets Catcher) scooped it up quickly and fired to third. Pie slid in just in time, according to the third base umpire Tim Timmons, although replays showed it could’ve gone either way.
With the bases loaded and No outs, Hackman Jones came up swinging, and missing. Quickly falling behind 1-2 he watched three straight pitches miss the strike zone and K-Rod had blown his second save in his last three chances.
Markakis then struck out looking which brought up Aubrey Huff. Huff who has already shown up one NY pitcher this year, (see Joba Chamberlain), wasted no time and jumped all over the first pitch by K-Rod smacking a line drive into right field ending an 0-34 skid for the O’s when trailing after 8 innings.
The O’s finished the series against the Mets winning 2 games to 1 and head to Philadelphia to take on the World Champion Phillies in a ballpark where they better be prepared to hit some HRs. The Phils are 1-5 in their last 6 and their pitching staff has been beat up pretty severely.
The Bmorebirdsnest.com official bus trip will be on Saturday as we travel to Philly for the game. We hope to post a plethera of pictures when we return! Go O’s!!