I’m choosing to look ahead rather than spend another minute focusing on this game - unless this ninth-inning rally produces a tie or the go-ahead run.
I reserve the right to change my thought process.
Brad Bergesen makes his first, and perhaps only start for Triple-A Norfolk tomorrow. A quality outing could lead him back to the Orioles and that May 1 start against the Red Sox at Camden Yards.
If he continues to struggle, he’ll stay in the minors and the Orioles will have to find another starter.
Jake Arrieta is applying some serious pressure. He’s blanked Charlotte on two hits over seven innings tonight, with one walk and 11 strikeouts. His ERA is down to 0.36.
He wasn’t viewed as a serious contender to crack the rotation in spring training, but his stock is soaring. And with the Orioles so far down, he might be the right guy to provide a lift.
Like I said, Bergesen has a big start ahead of him tomorrow.