Last night was the first time in 2 years that the body language of Buck postgame made me really worry. Any fan of the O’s can sense something is missing. The breaks are just not coming our way game after game. But like Buck said we must make our own breaks to turn this thing around.
Ryan Dempster was rightly suspended for 5 games. What’s worse is that he woke a sleeping team. The Yankees swept a doubleheader and now only trail the O’s by a game.
Nate McClouth is 1-26 —a slump your leadoff hitter just can’t have.
Buck admitted he thought Johnson is pressing but truthfully the 3 hits he allowed were not exactly howitzers. My thought was if you are willing to bring Johnson in the game why in the world start McFarlund in the 9th. Buck’s answer was that he was trying to save arms, though he admitted Johnson needed the work.
So the O’s are 67-58 and finish the series with Tampa on Wednesday. I believe this could be JUDGMENT DAY. The O’s must win this game before the downwards spiral ends the season.