Who called it? Who called it? In case you were wondering, it was not me.
David Hernandez only allowed 2 runs in the first game, but walked 5 and had to be taken out in the middle of the 6th inning. Luckily, Miguel Tejada had 3 RBIs, including 2 late in the game off a solo homer and an extra-inning single that made up for demoted reliever Jim Johnson's blown save. The final score was 5-4. Matt Albers redeemed himself for his first win.
The next game was a little more high scoring. 12-9 to be exact. And Brad Bergesen was the 2nd Oriole starter to get a win! Granted, he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings, but when Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, Ty Wigginton (2), and even Luke Scott hit home runs, you don't need much. Alfredo Simon picked up his 2nd save with a scoreless 9th. Btw, Markakis had 5 RBIs!
The sweep was completed with an outstanding performance by Kevin Millwood, who once again pitched well and didn't get the win. Seriously, the guy's 0-3 with a 3.15 ERA. He threw 8 innings and gave up just 2 runs. Wigginton's RBI double put the O's on top in the 10th, leaving the final score at 3-2. And Albers got another win!
Adam Jones, the struggling leadoff batter, was 7 for 14 in the series, with 5 runs scored, an RBI, and gasp...a walk! Markakis was 7 for 12 with 5 runs and 5 RBIs, lifting his average to .312! Tejada was 6 for 11 with 3 runs and RBIs apiece. Wieters was 3 for 10 with 4 RBIs, and Wigginton was 3 for 8 with 2 runs and 3 RBIs. Basically, the batters rocked. Next comes a 2 game series in New York. No problem...