I think we all thought that when the Baltimore Orioles got off to their hot start to the 2012 MLB season, we all thought they'd fade away. Of course, we are the same people who thought the Boston Red Sox would turn their season around.
Well folks, the Orioles haven't gone away and we all know what's happened with the Red Sox.
Behind three RBIs from Matt Wieters, the O's were able to beat the local nine 4-2 to keep pace in the AL East race. Last night also marked the first time that Jon Lester had ever lost a start to them. He was 14-0 in 20 career starts before that.
With the New York Yankees walking off with the win in 10 innings, the Orioles stay one game behind in the AL East. The Orioles are one game ahead of the Oakland A's, who were the victims of the Yankees' walkoff, in the AL Wild Card standings. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are 3.5 games out of the second wild card spot.
Honestly, I didn't think Lester pitched all that badly. He certainly looked a lot better t...