It's finally over. The Orioles lost their final game of the 2008 season this afternoon, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1.
O's starter Jeremy Guthrie took the loss and lasted just four innings. Guthrie was charged with three runs off six hits (two were home runs). The bullpen added to the O's woes yet again, as Toronto tacked on seven more runs in the next four innings. There was one bright spot: George Sherrill pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing no hits while striking out two.
The offense? Nonexistent. The Birds couldn't get on the board until the sixth inning and managed just five hits all game. Melvin Mora's RBI double was the highlight of the afternoon. Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 and finished the season with a team-leading .306 batting average.
That's it. There is no next game, no tomorrow. The O's season is officially over. I'll be back later next week to talk about what went right and what went wrong this year..."The 2008 Season in Review."