I actually believe you, Lloyd. I really do. Gotta admire his consistency, he never waivers whether the team is on an up swing (he beats the drum for them to do better) or a down swing (he heaps encouragement on them).
ON the MOUND
Felix being Felix ~ pitching out of his mind and getting another ND . . .
SEVEN innings ~ FIVE hits ~ ONE earned runs ~ ZERO walks ~ TEN strikeouts
} Brandon and Nando combined for TWO hitless/scoreless innings to keep the game tied at ONE after NINE
} Charlie gave up what was ultimately the game-winner for the O’s – a TWO strike homer on the FOURTH pitch of the 10th inning and then Danny retired all THREE batters he faced
AT the PLATE
The fourth loss in-a-row was yet another game of single-digit hits and TOO FEW RUNS (the M’s have scored 1, 2, 0, 1 during this losing streak)
~ Endy, Robbie and Kyle all had TWO hits (Kyle and Robbie with a double and a triple respectively)
~ And, the “new, old guy” . . . Kendrys had a sac-fly scoring Robbie after the triple for the only M’s run
~ Crazy 5th inning when Brad walked with ONE out and then was out due to being hit by ball on Endy’s single. Then Endy stole 2B but was thrown out at home, for the third out, on JJ’s single. So an inning with a walk, two singles and a stolen base but, NO runs
~ And then, the game ends on a play over-turned on challenge (Robbie initially called safe at 1B on a REALLY close play but, play over-turned, third out, game over)
IN the FIELD
* Brad and Kyle with some really nice plays in the infield
* Zu with a great caught stealing on Adam Jones
* the O’s made some nice plays as well (including a lazer shot by Pearce to nail Endy by plenty, he probably should not have been sent)
tweets of the game . . .