The boos from a disgruntled home crowd started early last night, raining down on pitcher Daniel Cabrera, who for a second straight start could not consistently keep the ball in the park. One fan behind the plate took it even further, wearing a brown paper bag on his head, the ultimate sign of dissatisfaction with the home team.
Fans eventually perked up significantly at Camden Yards, only to be let down again by an Orioles team that just can't find a way to win. A stirring, home run-robbing catch by Corey Patterson in the sixth inning and a long fly by Melvin Mora that was turned into a two-run home run by Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young only delayed the inevitable, which comes when you can't get enough situational hitting or quality relief pitching.
Diamondbacks@Orioles Today, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, MASN2, 105.7 FM Starters: Brandon Webb (6-4, 3.18) vs. Brian Burres (3-2, 2.80)