Sunday, September 21, 2008

Burres magnificent but O's fall in ninth

The Orioles have finally found some quality starting pitching, but have lost their offensive spark... they fell to the New York Yankees 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Birds have now lost three straight one-run games, and are 20 -29 in one-run contests on the season. Their 29 losses are worst in the AL and tied with the Atlanta Braves for the most one-run losses in the Major League.

Brian Burres sparkled, allowing just three hits over seven innings, while walking none and striking out two. The O's bullpen couldn't back him up though; Jim Miller took the loss and Jamie Walker allowed the game-winning single with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

The Orioles face the Yankees later tonight on prime-time TV...the final game at Yankee Stadium. The O's send rookie Chris Waters to the mound, opposing the Yankees' Andy Pettite. I was looking for a sweep...but not a Yankees sweep. Waters is coming off a complete game shutout, and needs to fight his nerves and pitch to his potential...the O's need to step up and give the young man some run support...

I'll be flipping back-and-forth between the O's game and the Green Bay Packers you all know I've lost my enthusiasm for the Birds on Sundays (except for the Ravens)! I hope to have something worth writing about later tonight...

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