After Beating Verlander It Would Be Great To Ruin Jeter’s Last Home Opener

Featured, Sports and Bets — April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am by

The Birds broke out of their four game skid with a big win against the ever-tough Justin Verlander.  Orioles starter Chris Tillman out-aced the Tigers ace, allowing just five hits and one run over 8 and 1/3 innings.  It was a much-needed gem from a pitcher that has allowed only two earned runs in a little over 13 innings this season.  Those are nasty numbers and the Birds have got to be thrilled with the way Tillman has started this season.  The O’s are 2-4 and both of their wins are from both of Tillman’s starts.

Meanwhile, on offense, the Orioles touched up one of the best pitchers in baseball just enough to get Tillman the much deserved win.  Nelson Cruz doubled home a run and Adam Jones added a sac-fly after a Nick Markakis triple to give the O’s a lead they would not relinquish.  Add a solo home run by red-hot Matt Wieters off of reliever Al Alburquerque,and Baltimore had themselves a 3-1 win.  It was beautiful baseball for a team that had been struggling for the better part of a week.

Which brings us to today.  The O’s have another day game, this time up in the Bronx for the Yankees home opener.  It will be Derrick Jeter’s last and I can’t think of anything that would make me happier today than the Orioles spoiling the first of many Bronx swan songs for the aging infield legend.  Hell, we’re only 6 games into the season and I’m already sick of hearing about Jeter’s last season.  It would be great to see the O’s hang an L on the Yanks with Jeter’s parents in the first row.  (They will attending today, of course.)

 

Maybe these two chicks will be there too:

 

It’s Jimenez vs Kuroda today at 1 p.m.  Both are 0-1

Let’s Go O’s!

 

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