Our only run came on a Markakis homer in the 9th. Like this recap, it’s too little too late.
Okay, maybe the recap’s a little less substantial than a home run that prevented the Orioles from being shut out completely because it’s just a pile of words, but you get my point – this isn’t a very exciting game to recap, especially since everyone was watching the Olympics instead, myself included. Here’s the important bit, though…
…of the five runs Tommy Hunter gave up today, four came on home runs. FOUR.
Now, we’ve known he has a problem with giving up homers for a while. Today, it made up 80% of his runs allowed. That’s a problem that needs immediate fixing – if we were to get a lead (and not blow it horribly like yesterday), I’d be constantly nervous with Hunter on the mound because he’s so prone to coughing up the long ball. Your starting pitcher’s supposed to inspire confidence, not constant concern.
I really, really hope we win tomorrow just so we don’t look like complete idiots. Seriously. Also, Duquette, you’ve got until Tuesday to make something happen. Get on that, my man.