6-3 game to and the Bosox . Both Lester and Orioles Starter pitched very well. neither the Orioles nor the Bosox Bullpens pitched real well. Thus a tight 2-1 game after 7 ended up 6-3. And despite having two starters pitch very well, the newest Red Sox (J-Bay take that Man-Ram) was able to go 3-5 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI's while had a 3 RBI night with a dinger for the Orioles. lost a
Plus - No JD Drew
Minus - I was not the 50 Millionth fan in History - thus losing out on my chance to win 5 years of O's season tickets and $50,000. Of course was out in force in Camden Yards and may have comprised 50M fans by themselves.
BlogBlogBlog - SCU has a quality essay on juxtaposing two different types of collectors - GU/Auto Collectors v Set Builders. I am a returning Joe Collector and consider myself a happy member of both camps.
Around the League -Mets bullpen blows up again I've been falling behind on series summaries - lets just say the Phils had a rough trip out west and my ambition for the next 6 weeks is to keep my weight below the Phils post-break batting average.
Useless Info -The always observant Tim Kurkjian noted that during the 2nd inning of the Bosox-O's game last night J-Bay and became the first pair of Jason's to homer in an inning in something like 10 years.
Scoop - Orioles Prospect/Fredrick Key Jake Arrieta threw 6 innings of shutout ball guiding the US team to an easy 9-1victory over China in the Olympics on Monday.
On Deck - Team Phungo is hoping to catch a game of the Dodgers Phils series this weekend.
2008 08 18 Red Sox 6 @ Orioles 3: W-Lester L-Guthrie S-Papelbon HR-J Bay (2), A Huff
Expense$ - Ticket $20, Parking $8, Beer $7, Gatorade $3, $ Lost in Soda Machine $1 - total $39.
Game Rating - The great pitching performances plus getting a chance to see J-Bay playing for the Bosox and having a bangout night put this game in the Minor Hero Range - Just like this 1981 Topps card of Garry Maddox.