Found July 28, 2012 on Oriole Post:
Last night’s loss to the Oakland Athletics was understandable; however, it was inexcusable. With the Orioles in Wild Card contention, they gave away a game that should have won. We all know by now that the Orioles lost to the Athletics 14-9, despite two comebacks against perhaps the hottest team in baseball; alas, close Jim Johnson gave up six runs in the top of the ninth. Oakland just got single-after-single off of Johnson and led to the Baltimore loss. I was a little galling to see that happen in person with him, but Johnson is one of the better relievers in baseball. He’s one of the crucial reasons why the Orioles are where they are in late July. However, the Orioles had this game in hand, and this loss could be a critical one. They have the A’s for two more games, then the Yankees, followed by the Rays. If the Orioles falter during the next week and a half, they could be done in terms of their playoff hunt. The bottom line is that they need to win games they should. They wer...
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