How else to explain some of this. Yes, I don't think Dave Trembley needed to take Jason Berken out in the eighth either. But a grounder caroms off Mark Hendrickson for a hit to keep the inning alive. He gets what looks like an inning-ending ground ball vs. Jake Fox and it takes a bad hop off Izturis at short for an RBI and 5-4 game.
Cla Meredith comes in and gives it up again. A three-run double to Kevin Kouzmanoff for a 7-5 lead. Some guy just serenaded the press box, something about Oriole tragic or something.
The mood among the fans is as dark as the clouds we can no longer see over Camden Yards.
A five-run 8th for Oakland followed by the O's going down 1-2-3 in their half of the frame on just 10 pitches.
The Orioles just can't get out of their own way this year.
Cursed. Bad. Maybe both.