Tuesday night at Oriole Park in Camden Yards. Dave Trembley commented on the win saying,
“That was just tremendous. It was by far the best game I have been involved in.”
With the O’s down and their starters out, the first O’s hitters of the seventh inning made it an eight run deficit, (score was 10-1 before). Oscar Salazar then came to the plate and mashed a three run home run making the score 10-6 by the end of the inning.
The eighth inning, the O’s struck again, when the first three O’s batters got singles off of Hideki Okajima. Next, rookie Matt Wieters came up to the dish and singled home starting LF Nolan Reimold. Score now 10-7, Ty Wiggington hit a sac fly to make it 10-8 Red Sox. Brian Roberts, who was slumping knocked a single down the third base line, scoring another run making it 10-9 Red Sox. After Felix Pie came up and struck out, it was Nick Markakis. Markakis got a great pitch, and sent it into the left center field gap, bringing home two runs, and giving the O’s the lead.
George Sherrill got to close it out for the O’s, who almost lost it. But retired the side. He gave up a single to the leadoff Sox hitter. Then set down Lugo and Pedroia before beaning Youkillis who had an HR earlier in the game. With runners on first and second, Sherrill struck out Bay, and the O’s went nuts! Sherrill got his 17 save of the year, while the O’s came onto the field to celebrate! And can I say what a win it was for the O’s. That was very exciting and now I believe. Until next time…. GO O’s!!!! 🙂