Originally written June 14, 2013 on Oriole Post:
Wednesday afternoon was a case study in frustration if you are an Orioles fan. The Orioles faced the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday and were hoping a series sweep. Despite their talent level, the Angels have been lackluster this season; however, they took advantage a Baltimore pitcher during the top of the seventh inning. The pitcher on the mound for the Orioles… Pedro Strop. That name has caused fans to react with occasional outbursts of anger all season long. When Strop came into the game, the Orioles were leading 4-2; however, the Angels would turn their deficit into an 8-4 lead. During the deciding frame for Baltimore, Los Angeles plated in six runs, thanks to an Erick Aybar triple, along with a Ryan Flaherty error; moments later, Albert Pujols lowered the boom with a home run. The Angels salvaged the three-game series in Baltimore, winning Wednesday’s contest by a score of 9-5. A game that the Orioles should have won became a laugher, and a ...
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