BLOG: Wasted Opportunities
I wouldn’t have been bold enough to predict an Orioles sweep over the Red Sox, but there were plenty of opportunities. Take a look at the starters the Red Sox pitched against us. They threw Wakefield, Weiland and Miller at this lineup. Monday looked great until they gave up 8 runs in the top of the 8th inning. Guthrie pitched great and finally got a win, but after he gave up that 2 run homer you had to be asking yourself…”How are we gonna blow this one?’ The Orioles had a great play from Wieters and some insurance runs thanks to Lee and the Sheriff. Then the O’s come out today and have an opportunity to win this series and did nothing. Jake Arrietta pitched well enough to win but the O’s couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a freaking boat. Nobody could get a hit off of Andrew Miller, he walked 6 including 5 in the first 3 innings and he walked the bases loaded with 1 out early in the game. After that Tatum promptly grounded into a double play. Miller was wildly effective. He didn’t give up a hit until after the 5th inning. The O’s lost the final game 4-0. The one bright spot was Mark Worrell coming in with the bases loaded and no outs. He struck out the first 2 batters and got a pop up to stop the bleeding.