Did We Really Just Lose To Bruce Chen?

Featured, Sports and Bets — July 24, 2013 at 10:37 am by
Safe at third

Safe at third


I saw Bruce Chen pitch in person once at Camden Yards.  It was 2006.  I don’t even remember who the Birds were playing against, I just remember Chen serving up gopher ball after gopher ball.  Nothing says home run like an 85 M.P.H fastball right down the middle.  Oh, except for a 78 M.P.H change-up right down the middle.  So when ol’ Bruce got the call last night against the O’s, I thought another win was in order for the O’s, despite Chen’s recent success. (After pitching last night his ERA is under 2.00)  Boy was I wrong.  Chen silenced the blazing Oriole bats last night, while his opponent, our own Jason Hammel, struggled again.   Hammel officially recorded a quality start, but he allowed 15 base runners in six innings.  That’s not good.  Hammel was lucky to escape giving up only three runs.  He just can’t seem to find his form from last season.

Despite being out played last night the Orioles had a chance to tie or win the ball game in  the bottom of the ninth.  Nick Markakis singled and then scored on an Adam Jones triple.  Down 3-2, man on third, and nobody out.  But Crush, JJ, and Urrutia failed to deliver, and the game wound up in the loss column.

I guess you can’t win ’em all, even against Bruce Chen.

The Birds and Royals go at it again tonight.  Tonight we got our own Chen.

Chen (5-3) vs Santana (3-3)

Let’s Go O’s!




One Comment

  1. yes we did. Man on third one out we should get him home!

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