Just some points 2 hours after the end of the game
Perhaps equal to the worse loss in Orioles history –that being either Game 3 of the 69 World Series when Tommy Agee took 5 runs off the board with 2 incredible catches or Game 4 when Ron Swododa made the circus catch to prevent the O’s from taking the lead in the 9th
Let’s get it straight–the Yankees won this game –we didn’t lose it–Their superior depth allowed them to bring a talent like Ibanez off the bench–Can you even imagine that he was on the bench
Furthermore it’s our anemic bats that are doing us in—Postseason–JJ is 3-17, Adam Jones is 2-16, Jim Thome is 1-11, and Matt is 1-17.
In the long run,if the O’s can’t bounce back it’s the loss of Nick Markakis that has done us in. The Yanks are freely throwing deep inside against the O’s—-Reynolds is questionable for Game 4. Has this effected the O’s. I don’t know–but there is little complaint from any of the Orioles—now.
Gonzalez was fantastic, with the only run he allowed coming off a poor play by Adam Jones.
The O’s have bounced back all year but now this is a huge hurdle. Buck is calling on Joe Saunders to try to save the day leaving Hammel for a game 5 rematch with CC.
One thing Buck said post game that I thought was true Buck. He promised that if the O’s have a 1 run lead in the 9th–Jim Johnson will take the mound.
I still believe this series is not over. I still believe in this band of Orioles.