O’s Beat Yanks in Bounce Back Win

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 24, 2014 at 6:31 am by

The Run Down

Orioles struggling starter Ubaldo Jimenez picked up the AL East clinching win a week ago on a shaky start. Tuesday night, Ubaldo followed that performance up with what I would call a decent start. But decent is a big improvement from where he was earlier this season.  Tuesday, Ubaldo went five plus innings giving up three hits, three walks, and two runs.  Ubaldo has no chance at a playoff roster spot. But it is good to see him taking steps in the right direction now, as we owe him plenty of $$$$ and need him to pitch better than decent at some point in the future.

Behind Ubaldo’s start the Orioles bats were alive and well. The Birds had 17 hits on the evening! Home runs from Kelly Johnson, Nick Markakis, and Nelson Cruz (40th on the year!) propelled the O’s out to a commanding 5-1 lead. In the Bottom of the 6th New York added a run coming off of a sacrifice to make the score 5-2. Then in the 7th, Brian McCann hit a two run shot and all the sudden things were a little interesting in the Bronx as the Orioles lead was cut to just one. Tommy “Big Game” Hunter handled the 8th inning flawlessly and Zach Britton Came into to close out the 9th. WIth two outs and a tough play to Schoop at 2nd base Gardner reached base safely on an infield single for the Yanks. That single brought captain and soon to be retired Derek Jeter to the plate to save the day. Of course that didn’t happen, and  Britton STRUCK HIM OUT to end the game. Story book ending if you’re an O’s fan.

In case you haven’t heard Jeter, it’s our year

Next Up For The O’s

Business Man’s Special in the Bronx. 1:05 in the Bronx.

Norris (14-8) vs Greene (5-3)

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