Ugh what an ugly loss


I thought for sure we’d be .500 by the end of the game after the O’s were still up 6-0 in the 6th inning.

Lee had an RBI double in the first followed by a Vladdy RBI ground out in the first to take the 2-0 early lead. In the 3rd, Wieters had an RBI single to go up 3-0. In the 5th, Reynolds got an RBI single to give the O’s the 4-0 lead followed by Hardy hitting an RBI sac fly also in the 5th. And in the 6th, Adam Jones had an RBI single to take the 6-0 lead.

Tillman had another marvelous start going 5 innings giving up no runs and 5 hits with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. His pitch count was up to 88 which is why I think Buck took him out but I’m pretty sure he regrets that decision big time now.

Every single member of the bullpen: Michael Gonzalez, Jeremy Accardo, Clay Rapada, Jim Johnson, Koji Uehara, and Kevin Gregg (everyone BUT Jason Berken) are complete and utter ASSHOLES. I really hate all of them right now. How can 6 pitchers from the pen SUCK on ONE night? How is it possible for them ALL to have bad outings?! Oh it was pathetic. Let’s look at the box score for ’em all:

Gonzalez: .1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER (score is 6-4 O’s)
Accardo: .1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER (6-5 O’s)
Rapada: .1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB (thank god, I thought, still 6-5)
Johnson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 SO (the game would have been tied if it wasn’t for Reynolds’ solo homer in the top of the 7th so its 7-6)
Uehara: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO (thankfully Koji kept it together too)
Gregg: .1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB (yep, he blew a save and the walk he gave up came back to bite him in the ass. He’s been doing so so awesomely too so I thought “we have a one run lead, he’s going to be lights out again,” but I guess he felt the need to mess up like everyone else had).

That really sums it up. Tillman was incredible and gets a no decision and the team loses after putting up great offensive numbers (7 runs scored, 10 hits) but the bullpen seriously lost the game completely.

The only thing we can hope for now is that this absolutely heart-breaking loss is going to cause the O’s to go out on the field tonight looking for revenge and get a win against the Sox worst pitcher right now.

Bright side: Yanks on a 6 game losing streak, let’s hope that continues tonight so we go into that 2 game series without them having momentum and if we win tonight we will have momentum. I’d really like to take the next 3 games if possible.
Another bright side: The offense is really coming alive now. In the last 3 games, we’ve scored 6 runs, 9 runs, and 7 runs respectively and gone 2 for 3 out of those. That’s awesome news.
Dark side: We’re 19-20, still last place in AL East and now 4.5 GB
Another dark side: Derrek Lee came out of last night’s game with a strained left oblique (same injury Hardy had). He’s currently on day-to-day but will in all likelyhood be placed on the DL. This injury can either heal relatively quickly like Hardy’s did, or it can take a long time. The line-up for tonight is still TBA according to the Orioles official website so I’m not sure who will be starting at first base. If Lee is going to be gone for a while, what the plan will probably be is: Luke Scott at 1st, Felix Pie in left (yay I love him and would love for him to get playing time), and call up Nolan Reimold as the 4th outfielder. I feel more comfortable with Pie in left than I do with Scott there BUT I don’t like Scott at first even more. And obviously, Derrek Lee has been really good defensively at first base so we’re definitely going to miss that (and his bat has been heating up a bit).

Praying for a win tonight.