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Three runs in the first inning and nothing after that.
This is another game where the Orioles missed having Matt Albers in the bullpen. Though Lance Cormier has done a nice job lately, Albers would have replaced Brian Burres in the sixth if he wasn’t on the disabled list. Roles are changing again because of injuries. And manager Dave Trembley continues to search for a bridge to the ninth inning.

Perhaps the biggest play of the night came before Ian Kinsler’s home run off Cormier. Jay Payton ran down German Duran’s fly ball in left-center, but the ball popped out of his glove for a two-out double. I had already written 7 on my scorecard, figuring that Payton held onto it.

It would have been a tough catch, but Payton makes it more times than not.

“I was just lucky to get to it,” he said. “I’m not making excuses. I got a glove on it, I think I should catch it, but it was just one of those balls. When you’re running that hard, the ball’s bouncing all over the place. I stuck my glove out and it got in there, but it didn’t stick.”

Now the Orioles must face Kevin Millwood tomorrow. He’s 8-2 with a 3.29 ERA lifetime against them. And I don’t need to remind you that it’s Sunday.

Are any of you going to the game?

 

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