Saturday, June 13, 2009

O's Offense Comes To Life

It's been 15 games since the O's have put 8 runs on the board, and 13 games since they've scored even 5 runs. Well the did the former against the Atlanta Braves tonight, and the letter in the seventh inning alone (they scored 6 to take an 8-4 lead, which ended up being the final score).

Rich Hill had his second bad start in a row, walking 3 (to one K) while giving up 4 runs in 4 IP. Brian Bass did what he's done many times this year - come into a game after a starter gets knocked out early and give the team some solid inning. He pitched 3 scoreless and picked up a win for his troubles, with Danys Baez and George Sherrill closing the door in the last two inning.

Brian Roberts paced the O's attack with a four-hit game, Adam Jones went Yard, and Melvin Mora and Nolan Reimold each had three hits. Nick Markakis walked twice (for the first time since May 17th) and has four free passes in his last five games - that may indicate that he's starting to pull out of his slump.

Given the sad play of late from the team - and tomorrow being Sunday, which isn't promising for a win (they're 1-8 this year) - I'm not going to say they're going to turn things completely around now. But I can hope so. Maybe September just came early this year.

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