The Rays start stringing together singles and you know the Orioles are going to cough up the lead.
As one observer noted in the press box, there was too much time left on the clock.
Evan Longoria’s two-run single off Jim Johnson with two outs in the top of the eighth inning has tied the game, 3-3, and denied left-hander Brian Matusz a much-deserved victory.
Life just isn’t fair sometimes.
Matusz gave up four straight singles after striking out Willy Aybar to open the eighth. Manager Dave Trembley brought in Johnson, who retired Ben Zobrist on a pop up.
You know what happened next. I can’t write it again. My fingers won’t allow it.
Neither will my stomach.
Matusz allowed six hits. The first two didn’t leave the infield. Another one snuck past Ty Wigginton, who ranged up the middle. Another one fell into shallow left field.
And now the Rays have taken a 4-3 lead on Carlos Pena’s infield hit off Will Ohman.
And now the Rays have taken a 5-3 lead on B.J. Upton’s double.
And now I’ll say it again: This is too much.
Tonight’s attendance: 13,731