Remember that Mondays 19-7 defeat still only counts as one loss for the Orioles, but doesnt it seem like more?
How different would things have been on Monday night if Mark Reynolds had fielded that ground ball for the last out in the first inning and Chris Tillman and the Orioles had escaped trailing just 1-0 instead of 7-0?
Theres no way of knowing, but given how Tillman had looked shaky even before things fell apart, its hard to feel confident he would have mowed down the Twins from then on out. But maybe the Orioles wouldnt have gone into the last inning needing two touchdowns.
And now, on top of everything else, its time to worry about Jim Johnson? Thats two straight troubling appearances for the Os closer. Monday night, he got lit up for five runs on four hits in 13 inning. On Saturday, he blew a save with four hits and three runs (only one earned) in one inning.
On the lighter side, Joe Angel returned to the radio microphone after a short vacation. After being welcomed back by partner Fred Manfra, Angel asked himself where hed been, saying hed been really worried. Good to have you back, Joe.