xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Freddie Bynum has been hit by pitches twice tonight. Since when did he become a target?

It's much safer in the dugout, Freddie.

Advertisement

Strange game here. The Padres appear to blow it open by scoring six runs in the sixth, and the Orioles fight back with three in the seventh after Jake Peavy departed.

Dave Trembley pulled an early double-switch, removing left fielder Jay Payton when he brought in reliever Rob Bell. At first, it appeared to be a disciplinary move because Payton had just overrun a single and didn't exactly bust tail retrieving the ball. I was waiting for Billy Martin to challenge him to a fight in the dugout.

Advertisement

The fans are practically on top of the Orioles' bullpen, the one design flaw in this otherwise spectacular ballpark, and the relievers clearly are bothered by what they're hearing. One spectator - who appeared to be female from where I'm sitting, which is pretty high up - had to be pulled back into the seating area and was taken away by security.

John Parrish is having another rough night. It's amazing how much he's reverted to his old form after a promising spring training.

Nick Markakis would win a Gold Glove this season if someone kidnapped Ichiro, Grady Sizemore or Torii Hunter.

If it's Sizemore, I'm pretty sure Anita Marks won't demand a ransom.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement