I stand corrected.

Or make that a second example of why fans are driven crazy by the Orioles.


We diagrammed the offensive implosion in the fourth. Now for the pitching.

Reliever Jason Berken caught a huge break in the seventh when, with Adrian Beltre on first and no outs, Jeremy Hermida hits a grounder to short. Cesar Izturis flips to second for one and Ty Wigginton attempts to complete the double play, but his throw goes into the ground.

Second base ump Chad Fairchild ruled that Beltre interfered with Wigginton -- replays showed he touched the second baseman's foot on the slide -- and called Hermida out as well.

So the Orioles get a huge break in a tight 3-2 game.

And then Berken walks the next batter, ninth hitter Darnell McDonald, on four pitches.

Two hitters later, Dustin Pedroia singles off Jim Johnson, scoring McDonald. Game tied at 3-3.

How many televisions were switched to another station at that point?