Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bullpens Bomb As Orioles Take Series

The story of this series was the absolutely awful performances of both teams bullpens.  Each team could have easily closed out the series and taken all 3 games if there was some relief from the pens.  Game 1 saw Baltimore leading 2-0 going into the top of the ninth only to give up 3 runs and come out losers 3-2.  Game 2 saw Minnesota ready to clinch a two zero series lead only to hand the Orioles 6 runs in the last 3 innings to lose 7-5.  And finally game 3 had Twins head skipper Bill Rigney scratching his head as his bullpen again stumbled around giving Baltimore 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th in an eventual 5-3 victory for the Orioles.  Both teams lead their respective divisions but the two losses drop the Twins to 14-7 on the season while Baltimore improves to 15-7.  Baltimore's Earl Weaver was quote: The only thing that matters is what happens on the little hump out in the middle of the field." "Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same - pitching."

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