Yeah, and I'm sour.
Describe the difference and you're the winner.
Nice play at third by Flaherty... good reaction/good throw.
Hunter has thrown 83 pitches through 5 innings but he's held Toronto to 3 hits (one, a solo home run) and only walked two. He has 3 strikeouts and has looked really solid. Matt Wieters' homer off the left fielder's glove gives us a 2-1 lead with 5 innings complete.
It sure would have helped if the Orioles had made more out of that bases loaded/no outs situation in the first.
"Who will close tonight if we need one?"
My vote goes to Pedro Strop, oh, that's right, I don't get a vote.
O'Day finished off Mathis in a hurry.
In the Blue Jays eighth, Escobar's a RH hitter, Johnson is a lefty, and Bautista's a righty. I'd leave O'Day in for the next inning. Maybe Strop can pitch the ninth for us.
"Maybe Strop can pitch the ninth for us."
Just as long as it's not Gregg, I'm cool.
Gregg's last outing against Toronto was Sunday the 15th when he pitched to seven batters and gave up 3 hits and 2 walks, allowing the two runners he inherited from Brian Matusz and three runners he put on to score. I don't think he would fool any Jays hitters tonight either.
Pedro Strop would be fine with me. If Showalter brings Gregg in for the ninth, I'd question his sanity.
I was wrong about O'Day staying in. Ayala will pitch the 8th.
Wow. Hardy almost lost that pop-up. But Ayala got the outs.
This bullpen has plenty of good pitchers. It's just galling to be concerned that the Orioles might use Gregg... in any circumstances.