Originally posted on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 6/13/12

Last night, the Orioles won their third straight game in a row as they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in interleague action, by a score of 8-6.

Wei-Yin Chen (6-2) won another game – he went 6 1/3 innings, gave up four runs, Adam Jones had four hits, along with his 18th homer of the year; in addition, Mark Reynolds and Chris Davis went deep. Jim Johnson got his 19th save of the season.

The surprising Pirates at 32-29, have been playing well; however, they were little match for the Orioles.

Then again, the biggest news on the night was not the Orioles (35-26) win, nor they still being a game out of first in the division.

I would ordinarily write rambling entry about the game itself. The biggest revelation from last night was the return of second baseman Brian Roberts.

And what an impact he made.

No matter what you feel about him, or his attempt to comeback, this much was certain: the man missed the game, his teammates and the ability to make a livelihood. He is one of the faces of the franchise, the community and has done a lot of the local sick kids at the various hospitals.

The media seemed to be very happy in seeing him back, and so do the fans.

If baseball can be a humbling game, it certainly was to Roberts. He certainly showed it in the post-game press conference. Roberts ranged from being happy to almost breaking down, but it was really nice to see him show some emotion and how much Tuesday night meant to him.

I didn’t attend the game last night due to illness and other reasons; however, watching some of the reply late night, those who saw Roberts showed him a lot of love.

He got a standing ovation during his first at-bat, and went out and got three hits. Obviously, sports – at the pro level – are a what-have-you-done-for-me business and the goodwill shown towards Roberts will only extend to how well he plays on the field.

However, so far … so good, for Roberts.

The Orioles are off to one of their best starts in two decades, and hopefully Roberts will be a part of it going on forward.

Maybe this season, Roberts will have his dream come true: playing competitive baseball in summer for a change.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker