As bad as this season has been for the Orioles, at least I can brag that they haven't let a runner score from first base on a ground ball into center field.
Yes, it happened today, in the fourth inning.
The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs, and Neifi Perez, who gets passed around from team to team like a bottle of Jack Daniels, sent a grounder up the middle. Center fielder Corey Patterson held onto the ball after finally getting to it and not seeing anyone at second base, and Brandon Inge, running on the pitch, scored all the way from first to give Detroit a 6-5 lead.
Perez hustled into second, clapping his hands as he reached the bag, and was credited with a three-run double.
On a ground ball up the middle.
You can't make up this stuff.
The Orioles have fought back to tie the game on Ramon Hernandez's double. And that one was legit.
New Orleans 14, Green Bay 13.
I should have kept my mouth shut.