At the Plate: Brian was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in this disappointing loss. It fell apart late for the Birds, but one big bright spot was a quality start from Bruce Chen, who left with the score tied at two after six innings.
May 27, 2006: O's 1, LAA 10
At the Plate: Brian was 0-for-3, and like we already knew, when Brian goes 0-for, it usually means bad things for the O's. But, we did actually get to see Adam Loewen on television after his ML debut was blacked out in Seattle.
May 28, 2006: O's 7, LAA 6
At the Plate: Yay! A big day! Brian was 3-for-5 with 3 singles, two runs scored, and an RBI which was part of the big four run seventh inning that capped the comeback win for the Orioles. It was nice to see the team rally after Perlozzo was ejected in the disastrous previous inning. C-Ray (LOVE him!) held on for a gutsy, too-close-for-my-comfort two inning save, and Kurt Birkins, who's been awesome since joining the team, earned his first big league win. It looked bleak early, but it turned into a nice win to end the road trip on.
Up Next: The bad news: The O's open up a difficult 10 game homestand tonight that will bring in the Yankees and Blue Jays. If the Orioles want their season to start looking up, this might be the week to start playing better.
The good news: Tampa Bay is up first. Tonight, Rodrigo will try to build off of his great start in Seattle tonight against TB's Doug Waechter, who's numbers (0-3, 6.43 ERA) say we should be able to take this guy ("Should" being the key word). Brian is 1-for-9 lifetime with a double against him.