O’s Lose Via Walkoff Single, 7-6

W – Jose Mijares (2-2, 1.99) L – Kam Mickolio (0-1, 0.79)

It was another inconsistent outing for Brian Matusz. He showed alot of good things, but still put too many runners on base. Over 5 innings he gave up 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 3 batters. Its easy to forget hes only 22 and has advanced levels very quickly, just like Matt Wieters. I think Matusz and Wieters will greatly benefit from their time on the major league squad and we’ll reap the benefits next season. Brian Bass came in to start the 6th and couldn’t get anyone out. He faced 5 hitters and gave up 2 walks, 2 singles, and a double before he was pulled for Mark Hendrickson, who finished the inning. Chris Ray pitched a scoreless 7th, then Kam Mickolio came in and pitched a scoreless 8th. Dave Trembley left Mickolio in for the 9th and he finally gave up his first run of the season. It came at a bad time because it gave the Twins the win.

The offense scored 3 runs in the 2nd to jump out to an early lead. Matt Wieters and Melvin Mora each singled and both came around to score on a Michael Aubrey double. Aubrey came around to score when Cesar izturis hit a single. In the next inning the O’s loaded the bases with two outs and scored when Aubrey walked. Aubrey has looked good in his limited at bats so far, I hope he plays alot over the rest of the season. The Orioles couldn’t bring any more runs across in the 3rd, but we got one in the 4th on another bases loaded walk by Matt Wieters. An RBI single by Luke Scott was the last run we put across the board. Felix Pie, Nick Markakis, and Nolan Reimold each had doubles in the game.

Player of the game: Nick Markakis (2-4, 2 R, BB, double (40) (.308 AVG))

Jeremy Guthrie (8-12, 5.45) will try to salvage one game in the series tonight against Nick Blackburn (8-8, 4.27).

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