On Tuesday night, the momentum of the Orioles' September push for a postseason berth took a hit in the eighth inning of a 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees at Camden Yards.
Instead of pushing the Yankees to 2 1/2 games back of them in the American League East standings and cutting the Tampa Bay Rays' wild-card lead to 1/2 game, the Orioles did their part to bunch the wild-card standings once again.
With a win, the Orioles would have ensured that the Yankees couldn't pass them in the standings here at Camden Yards and also would have clinched a season series win over New York.
It’s a tough one to digest.
But even more important is the status of the Orioles...