Up until the ninth inning, it was a great game, and TBS provided coverage worthy of it.
As I said in my review of Friday night's wildcard game, the broadcast team of Ernie Johnson on play by play and Cal Ripken and John Smoltz as analysts is a winner. Johnson's easygoing style creates a solid and steady baseline that allows Ripken and Smoltz to concentrate on taking viewers inside the game.
Smoltz was especially sharp Sunday in explaining how C.C. Sabathia managed to keep the Orioles off balance at the plate all night.
Mark Reynolds struck out looking on a pitch low and away early in the game, and you wondered how he could take a third strike that was that...