Making another stop at Camden Yards today, Alberto Castillo allowed two runs and two hits in two-thirds of an inning. Russell Branyan took him deep in the ninth after Austin Kearns’ leadoff double.
Cla Meredith replaced Castillo and gave up a double and single to the first two batters he faced.
Did I arrive here in a time machine set for last night?
The Indians were denied another run when Adam Jones threw out Jhonny Peralta at the plate.
That’s seven outfield assists for the Orioles - all the outs coming at home plate.
The Orioles are three outs away from a 5-0 loss, with Jake Westbook scattering eight hits and the Orioles stranding six runners..
Last night’s defeat was a swift kick in the groin. The Orioles needed that game. Now they’re about to lose this series to the Indians.
Update: They lost this series to the Indians. Westbrook retired nine straight batters and 12 of 13 before Luke Scott homered with two outs in the ninth to end the shutout bid. He went to the opposite field again, just as he did with his single in the second inning and his grand slam on Thursday.
The game lasted 2 hours, 17 minutes.
Finally, some good news.