Sunday, June 13, 2010
2010 06 11 & 12 Phungo Road Trip Mets @ Orioles
2010 06 12 Brian Matusz v Jose Reyes (click to enlarge)
The Phils are in Boston this weekend, so team Phungo took part in a boys weekend. I headed down to Baltimore to meet some of my friends from college and watch the Orioles pound on those stinkin Mets.
Unfortunately things didn't go as planned.
The Mets junkball tandem of R A Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi held the Orioles to 2 runs in 2 game Friday and Saturday Night. Despite the games not going my way It was a great to get out to some games with some old friends and enjoy a couple of nights at the yard.
Nick Markakis (4-7 w/ 3 doubles between the 2 games - had the O's only RBI)
Francisco Rodriquez (2 saves, 2 ip, 1 Hi, 3ks - struck out the side on Friday Night)
The Orioles had Ravens night on Saturday - Which featured the Ravens Mascot Poe. There were also several other Baltimore Ravens attractions at the park. Head Coach (and former Philadelphia Eagles Assistant) John Harbaugh threw out the first pitch. The Baltimore Ravens band was present and played "Take Me out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch.
Note - Celebrating the cities football team at a baseball game is something I doubt could happen in Philadelphia.
And there was one other Attraction from the Football team.
As you can see the Fans in Baltimore are very much looking forward to turning the page and moving on to Football season for more than one reason.
Friday Mets 5 @ Orioles 1
Saturday Mets 3 @ Orioles 1
Basically the O's looked like the Phillies team I have been watching the last couple of weeks. They simply cannot score. Friday night they left 10 runners on base, plating only one and that was on an RA Dickey Wild Pitch.
The four starters we saw this weekend all pitched well - The Mets were able to win both games by getting a couple of homers and clutch hits.
Quick Hits - Mets Rookie Prospect Ike Davis didn't do anything noteworthy at the plate but he did have his first career stolen base. I am not sure if he is still considered a rookie, but Chris Carter had his first career Home Run on Friday night. Jose Reyes and Jeff Francoeur both recorded Homers on Saturday. Miguel Tejada played a fine 3rd base for the O's on Saturday night making several nice place behind Orioles Starter Brian Matusz. The Orioles young phenom Matt Wieters did not start Saturday - he was 1-4 on Friday night.
RA Dickey is now 4-0 in 5 starts with the Mets.