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Ending on a High Note

Written by: Anna C.
6/18/09

The Orioles can head to Philly on a high note after winning 2 of 3 against the Mets, as well as the Braves. For the most part, this is a good thing, especially given that the come-from-behind win against the Mets on Thursday was the first time this season that the O's won after trailing in the 8th inning.

Other things of note: Wieters got his first home run in the Majors, as did Robert Andino. Markakis had some stellar plays in the outfield. The bats of both Nick Markakis and Aubrey Huff seem to be revived, with Huff providing the RBIs to win each of the final two games against the Mets. Bergeson threw a complete game. And Berken pitched respectively once again.

However, it is rather disturbing to see the somewhat sloppy plays that are being made (or not made, as the case may be) - some of which can be directly attributed with costing the O's a game. Three errors in one game on Tuesday against the Mets, a game which the Orioles ultimately lost? Preceded by two errors during Sunday's game against the Braves? Luckily the offense and pitching was enough to win on Sunday, but obviously that is not always the case. Mistakes happen, but these are the major leagues, and a streak of errors is the one streak no team needs.

But let's end on a high note: the Orioles have won their last two series, both against teams from the National League, and hit the road to face another NL team. That is one streak they need to continue.

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