After being swept in New York, the O's returned to Baltimore and continued their losing ways, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2.
Sorry I missed Sunday's game...as both my readers know, I don't follow the Birds on Sunday unless they win (they did not) and I was too busy following Baltimore's winning team, the Ravens (2-0 and in first place).
I was at the game Monday night, and Brian Bass looked great until the fifth inning. Bass finished his evening after 4 and 2/3 innings and had allowed no runs on no hits. He was pulled after walking the bases loaded (with two outs), and reliever Randor Bierd allowed Tampas' first hit of the game, a two run single to give the Rays a 2-0 lead.
The Birds answered right back, collecting their first hits of the game and tying it up 2-2 in the bottom of the inning. That was all the scoring for the O's though, and the Rays went on to score two more in the seventh to take the win.
The O's and Rays will play a doubleheader later today...