Last night for the Baltimore Orioles was huge as they defeated the New York Yankees, 3-2, thanks to a walk-off homer by Nate McLouth in the tenth inning to snap a painful six game losing streak.
As well, reserve outfielder Chris Dickerson hit two homers against his former team; however, more notable, closer Jim Johnson pitched again last night.
Unlike his previous three outings, he did not come into a save situation. He was entrusted to hold a 2-2 tie in the top of the tenth inning. He got three easy outs and his inning of work seemed to be no big deal; then again, it was a breath of fresh air to see him not endure any more drama.
Hopefully, the past week for Johnson was just a bump in the road. I’ve got to give him credit, Johnson spoke to the media after every game and it really didn’t seem to bother him – at least from what he projected.
I’m sure Johnson had a bit of a poker face on after being interviewed the past few days, but as a fan, it was nice to see him pi...