Birds Set The Table For Jeter, Lose In Bottom Of The Ninth To Jeter On Jeter Night

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm by

The Run Down

I’ll be honest, I hate me some New York Yankees, and I would have absolutely loved it if the O’s had spoiled Derek Jeter night at Yankee Stadium. But I wasn’t upset tonight when Derek Jeter drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to beat my beloved Birds, 5-4.  Why?  Because I knew that it was coming as soon as Adam Jones and Steve Pearce tied the game up in the top of the final frame with a two-run blast and a solo shot, respectively.  I knew that as soon as Evan Meek strolled out to the mound that he would take the loss.  I knew as soon as the inning’s leadoff hitter, Jose Pirela, reached base on a single, that he would be bunted over to second.  And of course, everyone knew that Buck wasn’t going to walk Jeter, Buck’s got too much class and too much baseball in his blood to do something like that.  So when Jeter singled home the winning run on the first pitch thrown to him, it didn’t hurt.  It felt okay, because that shit was just meant to be.   Jeter won the game with a walk-off on Jeter send-off night.

And hey, Jeter showed a ton of class by congratulating the O’s and wishing them luck in the playoffs during his post game speech.

respect

So go ahead, asshole Yankee fans, enjoy Jeter night.

Meanwhile, down here in Baltimore, we’ve got us a championship to win.

respect os champs

Other Game Notes

The Orioles committed three errors tonight.  The seventh inning was particularly painful to watch.  Even JJ Hardy looked like a Bad News fucking Bear.

respect bears

Jim Palmer said that Adam Jones’ home run in the ninth was, “utterly crushed”.  It was, babes.

Kevin Gausman went five innings and allowed two earned runs.   He was roughed up in the first inning, but otherwise pitched well.

The Birds hit four home runs.  It was the first time all season they hit three dingers and lost.

The Orioles started the game with back-to-back home runs by Markakis and De Aza.

Markakis’ lead off home run came as the fans chanted Jeter’s name during role call.  Lol.

The Yankees are now 13 games out of first place.

Next Up For The O’s

The Black and Orange Birds travel to Toronto for their last series of the regular season.  7:07 first pitch.

Tillman (13-5)  vs Hutchinson (10-13)

Let’s Go O’s!

 

cover pic: sportslogos.net

 

 

 

 

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