There’s a lot of pressure, to say the least, on Oriole starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chin tonight after the O’s heartbreaking loss to the Yankees yesterday.
We’ve got a couple of staff members here at Baltimore magazine just going to tonight’s game and the tension in the office has been palpable all day. We can’t imagine what the O’s clubhouse feels like right now and the anxiousness the 27-year-old Taiwanese southpaw is facing.
But if the O’s tie the series this evening as we fully expect despite our butterflies — game time is 8 p.m. — they’ll head to the Bronx even at 1-1. The Orioles split the season series with the Yankees and with Miguel Gonzalez, who has been pitching well, slotted for a Game 3 start, there’s no reason the Orioles can’t take two out of three in New York.
No one wants tonight to be the season’s last home game.
Although Chen, a Major League rookie this season, tailed off at the end of the season, he’s had a very solid campaign overall...