The O’s struck early in this game, scoring all five of their runs in the first four innings off of Josh Beckett. Felix Pie got the start tonight for Adam Jones, who got the wind knocked out of him Tuesday night.
The O’s gave Jones the day off only to nurse his sore right side and is expected to be playing in tomorrow nights’ game.
With a 1-0 lead, the O’s scored again in the second inning. Luke Scott hit his team leading, 15th HR of the year, a solo shot to make it 2-0. After the Sox answered with a run, the O’s responded AGAIN. Nick Markakis hit a two run double that scored Brian Roberts and Robert Andino to put the O’s ahead of the Sox 4-1. Ty Wiggington then came up in the fourth and hit a solo shot as well, his sixth making it 5-1 O’s.
As an O’s fan, you were very happy that the offense had it going early, and Bergesen was pitching well. After Bergesen pitched eight innings of one run ball, Johnson came in and walked the leadoff hitter, Pedroia, followed up by a two run tater by Kevin “Youk” Youkillis. Sherrill then got the call and came on luckily to strike out Bay and Ortiz. Sherrill walked Bailey and Varitek to load the bases. Baldelli lined a single up the middle to plate Ellsbury and Bailey making it 5-5. The Orioles ended up losing the game in extra innings with the Red Sox laughing this time.
Tonight, the O’s pen looked very shaky and George Sherrill did something he hadn’t done for awhile, give up a run! Wow the Red Sox got the last laugh tonight, and they had something to say to the O’s.