Featured, Sports and Bets — April 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm by

The Run Down

Drama, drama, drama.  Another day at Fenway and another piece of my stomach falls out of my asshole.  This time the agony was worth it as the Birds eked out a win against the annoyingly never-say-die Sox.  The Birds jumped all over Clay Buchholz early staking out a 6-0 lead early.  Buchholz, who has owned the Birds for most of his career, was sitting on the pine before the end of the third inning, and the O’s were cruising.  But the baseball gods don’t seem to allow the O’s to win easy much in Boston and the Sox staged another big comeback.  It ended in a dramatic ninth when Tommy Hunter loaded the bases,  Of course, he had some help in loading those bases from a crappy ump who refused to call a third strike on two different batters, and from an error from Steve Lombardozzi, who chucked a throw past Chris Davis to get the almost nightmare started.  But Hunter was able to bear down and get Mike Carp to ground out to Chris Davis.  Ballgame, babes.

Rough day, Clay…

Wei-Yin-Chen battled again to get the win.  He went five innings and allowed three earned.  Chen was lights out for four, but the fifth was a mess.  He had some hard luck on an infield hit and some real crappy ball and strike calls from the home plate blue, but it was obvious too that Chen was spent.  We’ll take the win, but again these starters have got to get deeper in games.

A win is a win though babes, and Gary Thorne and Chen are having a blast in the post game….

It was an emotional series this weekend against the Red Sox.  There were bench clears, hit batsmen, close games, and comebacks.  Add to that the emotion of the marathon and the first anniversary of the marathon bombings, and it was an incredible weekend of sports.  It was cool for the Birds to be there during Patriots’ Day and to witness Boston Strong in regards to the marathon, but damn I’m spent.  Lets take the split and get the hell outta there.

Other Game Notes

Webb came in for Chen to start the sixth and struck out the side.

Everyone in the Orioles lineup had a hit, Lombo had two.

Lombo and Lough were the only Birds not to have an RBI.

Chris Davis went one for two with an RBI and two walks.

Steve Clevenger had an RBI double and made a key play on a strike ’em out/ run down a base runner, double play in the 8th

Next Up For The Birds:

Another quick turnaround to Toronto.

Tomorrow at 7:07 p.m.

Gonzo (1-1)  vs Dickey (1-3)

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