Take That Mo! Plus Manny Makes The Sickest Play Ever

Featured, Sports and Bets — July 8, 2013 at 10:17 am by
Wave it bye-bye Mr. Jones.

Wave it bye-bye Mr. Jones.

Mo Rivera has owned the Orioles.  In fact he has more saves versus the Birds than any other ball club.  But yesterday Adam Jones provided a little Baltimore payback.  Jones stepped to the plate in the top of the ninth trailing 1-0 with Nick Markakis on first base.  Markakis had just missed a home run during his at bat, but his blast had been just foul of the right field pole. (I’m really beginning to hate that right field foul pole at Yankee Stadium.) Nick settled for a single and Jones did the rest.  He took a cutter from Rivera over the left field fence and the Birds took the lead in a most dramatic fashion.  It may have been the biggest home run of the year for the Orioles who had struggled the entire week at the plate in road games versus Chicago and New York. The blast also thwarted a New York sweep and brought our boys home on a high note after an otherwise ugly road trip.

Jim Johnson recorded a three out save in the bottom of the ninth frame to seal the win.  After blowing a save Friday night, Johnson had to step the hell up and he did.  He is still too inconsistent but Buck is going to stick with him whether we like it or not, so at least this outing was encouraging, and it didn’t have me clutching my chest or gasping for air.

Manny Machado made one of the sickest plays in the history of baseball yesterday.  Brooks Jr.

Darren O’Day got his fifth win of the season.  That is fourth best on the club.  He’s a one inning relief pitcher, so it goes to show how tough the Birds are in the late innings.

Markakis and Wieters had five of the Orioles’ six hits yesterday.

The O’s are back at it tonight against the Rangers here at the yard.

Holland (6-4) vs Feldman (0-0)

Let’s Go O’s!


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