Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bullpen Blitz

Being an Orioles fan is a rather painful experience, all in all. But yesterday that got taken to new heights of despair.

Seriously, how the hell do you give up 30 runs? At home? To a team whose main offensive weapon is Michael Young? Perhaps the most hilarious part of this is that Young didn't even have an RBI (only Neifi Cruz also managed that feat for the Rangers - yes, the O's gave up 30 runs to a team that starts Neifi Cruz). Instead, seven runs apiece were driven in by someone called Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.218 average) and Ramon Vazquez (batting .240).

And to top it all off, it was the first game of a doubleheader - the O's lost the back end, 9-7. For those of you keeping track at home, that's 39 runs in one day...


1 comment:

Mike said...

Honestly, I would not have expected this from a team whose pitching coach is Leo Mazzone (also responsible for the Braves of the 90s). I mean, if someone told you it was an AL East team, you would have guessed the Devil Rays; if someone told you it was a DC area team, you would have guessed the Nationals.

Sigh indeed.