By now, you probably know that the Orioles erased a 6-0 deficit in the fourth inning and won in the ninth on Nationals' second baseman Cristian Guzman's throwing error on what should have been an inning-ending double play ball off the bat of Julio Lugo. Instead Guzman's throw sailed past first baseman Adam Dunn and pinch runner Jake Fox scored the winning run all the way from second base.

It was the Orioles' biggest comeback win this season. They now have won two straight for the first time since taking three in a row from May 12-14, and the much-maligned offense has scored 18 runs on 30 hits the last two nights.


It was the Nationals' fourth error of the game, leading to four unearned runs. After watching them tonight, it doesn't surprise me that Washington leads the league in errors.

"We had 10 different ways to win that game, and we lost it 10 different ways," said Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond who was responsible for two of the four errors and now has 18 miscues on the season.

Most people in the victorious home clubhouse felt that it was Scott Moore who was the star of the game. He hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Tyler Clippard in the eighth and then he singled off Clippard in the ninth to get a runner in scoring position.

Ironically, Moore had been 1-for-17 with 10 strikeouts in his career as a pinch hitter. And that one hit came over the weekend in San Diego. At one point during last weekend's series in San Francisco, Moore saw a statistic flash across the television screen that he was 0-for-15 with 10 strikeouts as a pinch hitter in his career. He's since 2 for his last 3 in such situations.

"Since we talked about that [statistic], I feel like I've put together some better at-bats in pinch hit appearances," Moore said. "[Hitting coach Terry Crowley] and I talked about it and I think it just comes down to the way I prepare for those at-bats. It's obviously a lot different than starting."

Speaking of starting, Jake Arrieta didn't do a very good job of it, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. After winning his last two starts and allowing a total of four earned runs in 13 innings, Arrieta has now surrendered 10 earned runs, 13 hits and six walks in just 7 1/3 innings over his last two starts.

Here's one comment from him and it's short-and-sweet: "I just really had a tough time avoiding that big hit, and I have to work towards that. Do better the next time out."

And finally, until the bullpen meltdown, Nationals center fielder Nyjer Morgan stood to be the story of the game for his amazing catch over the center-field wall to rob Corey Patterson of a solo homer in the third inning. He also made a great running grab on Miguel Tejada's shot in the left center-field gap with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fifth inning. But the buzz was all about his catch on Patterson's ball.

"I'm like, 'He's got no shot,' especially you know how much the ball travels here," interim manager Juan Samuel said. "But that's one of the finest ones I have seen."

Patterson tipped his batting helmet in Morgan's direction.

"It was a good play," he said. "I think that's pretty much neck and neck, right below the catch Gary Matthews Jr. had in [2006] in Texas. Gary, that was probably the best catch I've ever seen. But [Morgan's] was right behind it. I thought I had enough to get it, but he climbed up there and it was a great catch. He does a great job for them, had a great game today."