“It was a fun night,” Mark Reynolds said after smashing two home runs to help beat the New York Yankees last night, launching the O’s into a first-place with the hated-Bronx Bombers.
Are you kidding me?
Same night Cal Ripken's statue was unveiled? It was insane.
Adam Jones called his game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning “the biggest hit” of his life.
Friends tweeted out updates and posted Facebook photos from the ballpark all night. One buddy, who rode his bike to Camden Yards, sent me a text during the game saying he hadn’t seen anything like it years.
Yeh, like 15 years.
And now, we’ve got three games left with the Yankees this weekend at home — and the winner of the next two of three walks away in first place. The weather looks good for tonight, iffy Saturday, great Sunday, and tickets, according to the last time I checked the Orioles website, remain available.
The best news? Even the Orioles’ starting pitching, their Achilles’ heel, is coming together as Jason Hammel returns to the rotation. The O’s suddenly dangerous line-up features seven guys with at least 13 homeruns and late-season, rookie call-up Manny Machado has solidified the infield. Reynolds, meanwhile, is the hottest hitter in the game.
Swear I could hear Chuck Thompson last night...