Manager Dave Trembley clearly was relieved after tonight's 3-2 victory over the Oakland A's, for a number of reasons.
He was relieved to see David Hernandez bounce back from his two shortest major league outings of the season with a solid 6 2/3 innings during which he gave up just six hits and struck out six.
Trembley also had to be relieved after getting a string of successful relief efforts by Matt Albers, Danys Baez and Jim Johnson, who combined to give up just one hit over 2 1/3 innings. Johnson recorded his fourth save in seven attempts.
Then there was the other thing Dave was relieved about -- the fact that the Orioles held on to win the one-run game on a night when Brian Roberts made a horrible baserunning mistake that cut short the fifth-inning rally that put the O's ahead.
"I told him after the game that I'm glad we won,'' Trembley said, "because if we hadn't, that might have put me over the edge."