Tonight’s attendance: 9,129. That’s the smallest crowd in the history of Camden Yards.
Just when it appeared that Garrett Atkins would come up with a big hit in the seventh, Carl Crawford raced into left-center field and made a sensational diving catch.
Crawford looked like an NFL receiver laying out for a pass, except he only used one hand to make the grab and it was covered with an outfielder’s glove. So it wasn’t exactly like an NFL receiver. No shoulder pads, either.
Luke Scott retreated to first base. Atkins retreated to the dugout.
Manager Dave Trembley fought the temptation to retreat to his office and punch a wall. Or pour a stiff drink.
Ty Wigginton came off the bench and blooped a two-out single into right field, but pinch-hitter Nolan Reimold never had a chance to produce with a runner in scoring position. Scott broke for third and Wigginton broke for second on a pitch in the dirt, but the ball didn’t roll far enough and Wigginton was tagged out in a rundown to end the inning.
Wall or stiff drink?
Does it have to be one or the other?