O's Lose Long-Ball Battle in Toronto
Both the Orioles and the Blue Jays blasted three homers each, but it was Toronto that came out on top, beating the O’s 9-5 on Monday night.
Brad Bergesen lasted just five innings, and allowed all three of Toronto’s homers. Bergesen was charged with eight runs off ten hits…seven of the ten hits went for extra bases (add four doubles to the three dingers). Simply put, Bergesen was hit…hard.
With the team trailing 8-0 in the sixth, the O’s offense suddenly came to life…Matt Wieters smacked a two-run shot to put the Birds on the board, and Luke Scott followed in the seventh with another two-run blast. Scott now leads the team with 17 round-trippers. Wieters went deep again in the eighth (the first muli-homer game of his career), but that was all the O’s could manage as they dropped their tenth straight to Toronto this season.
After the game, I heard a strange and disturbing stat: this was the 20th straight Monday night game that the Orioles have lost, setting a new MLB record…and I thought Sunday’s were bad last season! The Birds are 0-8 on Monday’s this season…
The O’s send Kevin Millwood to the mound Tuesday night…hopefully the team can manage to take down Toronto for the first time in 2010. Tuesday will mark the 100th game for the Birds (31-68) this season.