Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Those Pesky Orioles

May 30:  Mariners vs. Orioles  (Fister v. Arrieta)

So, I don't know what it is about the Orioles but they always seem to come back late in the game.  That has been the story so far this season and they won...except for this game.  The M's jumped out to an early lead against the orange birds and held a 4-1 lead until the 8th inning when the Orioles scored 2 runs.  This put me on the edge of my seat for the rest of the game and with Brandon League coming in to close the game became a nail biter.  Luckily League's outing this time wasn't like the last series against the Orioles...he actually saved the game!  Something interesting to note was that Brendan Ryan was moved up in the lineup from 9th to 2nd.  In exchange the slumping Chone Figgins was placed at the bottom of the lineup.  So, my wish for there to be more production at the top of the lineup came true but the production stopped at the bottom of the lineup.  Jack Cust was able to leg out an RBI triple and Brendan Ryan continued his hot streak and extended his hitting streak to 10 games.  There are many good things going for the M's right now and I hope that they can keep it going.  And that is why I am Sleepless Over Seattle.

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