Thursday, May 13, 2010

O's win series vs. M's

The O's celebrate after coming back to beat the Mariners, 6-5.

The Orioles needed a Luke Scott grand slam to come back against the Mariners after trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the 8th. And then they needed Corey Patterson to throw out the tying run at the plate to end the game.

Needless to say, today's win over the Mariners to ensure a series win was an exciting one.

The O's couldn't muster more than a run off Felix Hernandez in 7 innings, but once the M's were forced to go to their bullpen in the 8th inning, they rallied to the tune of 5 runs. And wouldn't you know, Corey Patterson got the rally started with a solo home run.

Welcome back Corey!

This was only the second series win for the Orioles all season, the sweep of the Red Sox two weeks ago being their first. So where do the O's go from here?

They face the 13-19 Indians for three games before hosting the 12-23 Royals for two, so at least the O's have a chance to pad their record as they try to salvage their season. And with the hitting beginning to come around (11 runs in 2 days!!!) maybe the 2010 isn't a lost cause after all.

Or, when will I learn my lesson after thinking all is good after the Orioles win?

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