Let’s play a little game. The Orioles gave up one run in the fourth and one run in the sixth. Tommy Hunter was pitching. Guess how those runs scored.
If you guessed that they scored on two solo home runs, congratulations, you’re a winner! Not that you win anything because we lost today, but you get the idea. Tommy Hunter apparently now leads the league in giving up home runs. Joy. Add in our recent knack for not being able to score rearing its ugly head again, and you get tonight’s game.
I know Hunter’s been back down to Norfolk twice this season already. I also know that he gives up too many home runs for my liking. I really do think that there’s something he needs to work through regarding his, you know, aim, but those two stints in Norfolk really haven’t seemed to fix him yet. It’s a really unfortunate issue that I’m actually concerned he’ll never fix since it seems to be such an engrained habit. Every so often, he throws a pitch right down the middle and it ends up in the seats. It’s almost like he can’t help it. It’s really frustrating to watch – you feel bad for him, but at the same time you want to just shake him and tell him to snap out of it.
At least very few people were watching because, you know, Michael Phelps was getting another gold medal tonight, which is a huge deal in Maryland, so Tommy’s sort of off the hook. Except we still all know what he did, so not really.