Manager Buck Showalter must be sitting in the dugout wondering whether ESPN has an open seat on Baseball Tonight.
He didn’t sign up for this mess.
Evan Longoria was credited with a two-run inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning after Adam Jones charged his line drive and watched the ball hook away from him and roll to the fence.
The ball appeared to nick his glove, though a few people in the press box are disputing it.
It’s the latest embarrassment for the Orioles today.
The Rays stole four bases off Brian Matusz in the first inning. Matusz recorded only four outs in the quickest non-injury exit of his career. Mark Reynolds committed two errors at third base. Jones tried to double off a runner and almost sailed his throw into the first row of seats behind first base.
It hasn’t been a crisp performance today.
The Orioles keep trying to fight back. Luke Scott just hit his eighth home run leading off the bottom of the eighth inning. Estimated distance: 438 feet.
The Orioles’ three home runs today ties their season high set on June 7 against Oakland.
Update: Felix Pie was thrown out trying to steal second base with one out in the eighth and the Orioles down by three runs.
And so it goes.