From perfect day to ultimate nightmare. You have to go back to pre-1900 baseball for the last time a club scored 30 or more runs in a major league contest. The Orioles saw four pitchers give up at least six runs. It was the first game of a doubleheader, so after the largest bludgeoning in club history, they got to "play two" against the Rangers. Making matters worse, before the game, the Orioles had announced that they had extended manager Dave Trembley's contract. The club really responded to its skipper's new security. One forgotten fact: In the middle of this game, the Orioles introduced new signee and projected team savior Matt Wieters to the crowd. He was supposed to go into the clubhouse and meet the players in between games. Around the sixth inning, with the Orioles down about 10, Wieters leaned over to his father and wisely decided to cancel the meet-and-greet.
Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox