Brad Bergesen bounced back tonight, for all the good it did him. He was efficient, worked quickly and held the Boston Red Sox in check for 7 2/3 innings, only to be the pitcher of record when Will Ohman allowed a seeing-eye popup that fell just inside the right field foul line to break a 2-2 tie.
Should Juan Samuel have left him out there after he allowed a two-out double to Marco Scutaro? Knowing what we do now, of course he should have, but there were a couple of left-handed hitters coming up and Bergesen had gotten the O's deep into the eighth inning.
This is just a little more Oriole luck. If you wait around long enough, something is going to happen that turns the tide the wrong way. The Orioles couldn't do much with Tim Wakefield, so one freaky fly ball was enough to ruin their night.
So it goes.