Beginning of a New?

Losing streak snapped! It feels good to finally be back in the win column. By defeating the Indians tonight, 6-4, the Orioles move to 27-19 on the season, and now trail the division leading Red Sox by 1 game. If anybody ever wanted Toronto to get on a roll, it’s now, just to slow the Red Sox down a bit. Of course, we’d all love for them to get beat down (pun intended) after the Red Sox series is complete. 

When the lineup was released this evening before the game, there was alot of head scratching going on.

But at the end of the day, Adam Jones had his first multi-hit game since May 15, Manny Machado picked up 2 more doubles (he now has 20), Jonathan Schoop tallied 2 hits, Chris Davis picked up his first RBI since Friday, and Mark Trumbo jacked his 15th home run. These are the stats we like to report, as opposed to the 52 strikeouts I reported earlier today. 

The Orioles pounded out 13 hits against Indians pitching, and as I mentioned earlier today, if the O’s were going to get back on track they needed a hot start, and they did just that. 

Mike Wright didn’t make it through 5 innings, and he was obviously frustrated with himself for that outing. After the game, when asked about the outing, Wright said, “it was terrible”. “When you score 3 in the first you should shut out every inning after that”, Wright stated. Obviously he is a kid that has so much fire, and passion, and wants to win so bad. I believe in him, and I’m telling you sooner or later, this kid will figure it out. 

Tomorrow night, 7:05, the Orioles and Indians will square off in game two, and I’m sure we’re all in agreeable when I say if we manage to win tomorrow night, we’ll take the series, and that 4-game losing streak will be a sure thing of the past. 


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