Jason Hammel struggled to get loose on a chilly night and, with each inning dragging, never found a rhythm on the mound. It’s largely why the Baltimore starter didn’t make it through the sixth inning for the first time this season.
One month of the season is almost in the books and the surprises keep coming!! Remember the “6-4-3″ is the top six teams, four stats to know and bottom three teams in the bigs.
With closer Jim Johnson unavailable and a shaky righty setup man still warming up, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter had no choice but to stick with Brian Matusz against Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes in the ninth inning.
Manny did deliver. He hit a shot over the Green Monster to complete a five run ninth.
It didn’t take new closer Joel Hanrahan long to learn how Red Sox fans react to a blown save.
How about that Manny Machado? The Orioles 20-year-old third baseman blasted a two-out, three-run homer off Boston closer Joel Hanrahan to give Baltimore a dramatic 8-5 victory over the Red Sox.
You know you are excited about the upcoming baseball season when you print out the Spring Training schedule and make it a point to watch and or listen to as many Grapefruit Games as possible as was the case with yours truly.
Last week, I gave you my picks for the 2013 Major League Baseball season. If you read the blog, you now know that I like the Baltimore Orioles to win their first AL East crown since 1997.
GLENN’ OPENING DAY PREVIEW
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.
Why can’t the Orioles be a favorite to make the playoffs again, in 2013?
Manny Machado talks his first year with the Orioles and preparation for this season.
- Parking Garage Partially... Namaste: Yoga Poses For... Katie O'Malley Graces... Orioles Shaving-Cream...
- Deadly Tornado Slams Through... The 138th Preakness Stakes Baseball Shots Of The Week –... Celebrities Rumored To Be Rude
- 100 Scariest Horror Movies Middle Class Jobs &... Best Summer Dishes CBS 2013-2014 Prime Time...
- WJZ Celebrates Weather Field... WJZ Celebrates 2013 Graduates 138th Preakness Stakes -... Flash Forward: Concept Cars...