Orioles survive Invisi-Shields

James Shields pitched the best game I’ve ever seen in person.  A club record 15 strikeouts, zero walks and did it all on just 106 pitches.  I was told he would have come out for the 10th if necessary.  

But he made one mistake, and made it to the wrong guy.  A high change up to Chris Davis was mauled off the R in center field some 440 feet from home plate.  Davis now has a HR is six consecutive games tying the club record set by Reggie Jackson in 1976.  

Credit the Rays, they gave their all in a game that means nothing to them.  They did their fans justice.  Still, the Orioles found a way to beat them anyway, in their cow palace.  The kind of wins that reminds us again, the O’s belong to be here.

Miguel Gonzalez had no major league resume before this season, and his minor league resume had been tossed in the trash by 29 other teams.  But the O’s gave him a chance and he somehow has repaid them with 9 wins and the ability to match the best, at their best when Baltimore needed it most.

Gonzalez went six and a third innings allowing no runs and striking out seven. That of course is the perfect recipe for the Orioles this season.  Get to the 7th with a lead, and they win.  Jim Johnson closed it out going through the heart of the Rays order.  

Johnson was then thrust into the post game spotlight, nothing he enjoys less, but shared how proud he is too be part of arguably the best bullpen in the American League. 

The Orioles hopes of winning the division, of winning the top spot in the wild card thus guaranteeing more baseball at Camden Yards continues because of this win.  Feeling awfully lucky to be here and witness.

Image

Advertisements

One Response

  1. Hi there! This post could not be written much better!
    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to send this post to him.
    Pretty sure he’s going to have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: