FIRST PLACE. WE ARE IN IT. ALONE.
Yeah, I went there.
Wei-Yin Chen is back up to form – tonight he went seven innings, only allowing one run in the third on a sacrifice fly. Josh Beckett matched him through five, but the Orioles managed to tack on two runs in the sixth in an offensive explosion. I’m trying to think of a golf pun here, but golf isn’t the most explosive of sports, so I’m struggling.
There’s really not much else to this game – it was dominated by pitching for the most part. The Orioles have one more game in Boston before they head to the Land Of Pitching (TM), Philadelphia. To be fair, I’m not sure if I can really call it that right now since a lot of their pitchers are injured and poor Cliff Lee is still winless on the year, but the general idea is that at one point the Phillies rotation looked really stacked on paper. It’d be interesting to see if things actually played out the way they’re supposed to on paper – lots of pitching duels would be expected for the upcoming series. The problem is that Citizens Bank Park is the size of a sandbox, so a three-year-old T-ball player could homer there. Things really never work out the way they do on paper.
Let’s just finish up in Boston first before we think about any of this business, though. (If we sweep, I’ll be so entertained and confused. Really, really confused.)