De Aza is Swinging a Big Bat as The Orioles Beat The Red Sox, 4-1

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 10, 2014 at 6:44 am by

The Run Down

Tuesday night’s game against the Red Sox couldn’t have gotten off to a better start.  Nick Markakis drew a lead off walk to begin the evening and then recently acquired Oriole, Alejandro De Aza smoked a home run to right field on a swing that looked picture perfect.  De Aza’s night was only getting started though, as he followed up his first inning home run with another in the third. Adam Jones wanted to join the party too as he backed up De Aza’s homer with one of his own. That pair of back-to-back home runs lifted the Orioles to a 4-0 lead.

Nick Markakis made two fantastic catches early in the game. I simply think that Markakis doesn’t get enough credit for all the little things he does so well to help this team win games. His plus defense Tuesday was just another example of Nick being this ball club’s unsung hero.

With two outs in the bottom of the 4th Xander Bgaert’s solo home run put the Red Sox on the board and cut the O’s lead to 4-1. Tillman got himself into a bit of a jam in the bottom of the fifth, as he loaded the bases with only one down and Big Papi at the plate. Tillman was able to force Papi to hit into a double play and get the birds out of the inning safely.  Screw you, Papi!

Buck went to the bullpen in the 6th and Meek, Miller and Brach continued to hold the Red Sox scoreless through the eighth inning. In the top of the ninth with one down, Nick Markakis singled. De Aza smoked what initially looked like was going to be his third home run of the night, but the ball instead ended up hitting off the Green Monster for a double. (What a night for this guy!!!) But with one down and runners on second and third Jones and Cruz couldn’t get the additional runs across the plate.   Zach Britton entered the game in the 9th inning looking to pick up another save.  For a minute it looked like the O’s would have needed those additional runs.

Things got interesting for Britton as he issued a lead off walk to Bogaerts. The next batter doubled and Bogaerts was safe at third base. But for some unknown and idiotic reason, Bogaerts tried to advance home and was out on a play at a plate.  Former Orioles Jemile Weeks flied out, and Christian Vazquez grounded out to end the game. Another win in the books for the Birds and the Magic number is now nine.

Next Up For The Bird

It’s a business man’s lunch special at Fenway.  1:35 first pitch.

Chen (14-4) vs Workman (1-8)

Let’s Go O’s!

 

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