Play resumed at 10:45 p.m., just as the Orioles told us. On the money.
The delay lasted 1 hour, 18 minutes. I swear it only felt like 1:17.
Former Oriole Matt Albers, who was introduced before the delay, retired Nick Markakis on a grounder to shortstop to get us started again..
Troy Patton is warming in the Orioles’ bullpen and will work the top of the eighth. The Orioles still hold a 7-3 lead.
Down on the farm, Jake Arrieta tossed five hitless innings for Triple-A Norfolk before allowing a leadoff single in the sixth. He walked four and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings to pick up the win.
Henry Urrutia went 0-for-3 in his Triple-A debut. Brian Roberts went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Tides’ designated hitter.
Could we see Roberts in Baltimore on Friday?
Update: The Orioles received two scoreless innings from their bullpen once play resumed, and they defeated the Indians 7-3 at Camden Yards.
Troy Patton retired the side in order in the eighth. Darren O’Day gave up a one-out single to Lonnie Chisenhall in the ninth, but he kept the four-run margin intact.
I’ve seen enough of Chisenhall. Who is this guy?
O’Day had surrendered a home run in his last two appearances, but the streak ended tonight.
The Orioles won for only the second time in their last seven games, improving to 44-36. They have won 11 straight home starts by Miguel Gonzalez.
Ready for the Yankees?