The Orioles had their backs against the wall heading into Game Two of the ALDS against the Yankees at Camden Yards Monday night.
In their first playoff appearance since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Texas for a one-game playoff game with the two-time defending AL Champions, the Texas Rangers.
The 2012 regular season came to an end Wednesday night inTampa, as the Rays, behind three home runs from star third baseman Evan Longoria, beat the Orioles 4-1.
Tampa Bay’s James Shields pitched one of the very best games in Rays history Tuesday, but he made the mistake of letting the Orioles score a run.
Cobb (W, 11-9) gave up just one run on two hits through seven innings, outpitching O’s lefty Wei-Yin Chen (L, 12-11), who hasn’t won since August 19.
The Orioles wrapped up September very hot. Dangerously hot. Almost TOO hot. How hot is that? Too hot for flight. More on that in a moment, but first, let’s talk about your playoff-bound squad.
My friend Gary and I were staying home that night and his Grandmother was in charge on Aug. 13, 1969. Evidently there wasn’t much on TV that night so we were going to listen to the Orioles-Athletics game on the radio.
The Orioles and Red Sox have met numerous times at Camden Yards in September in games with playoff implications. Implications for one of the teams, anyway, and the Orioles haven’t been that team. Oh, 2012…how Orioles Nation has waited for you.
Chris Tillman, like Gonzalez, has been a savior for this team. Since he joined the club just before the All-Star break, who’s been better? No one on this staff.