Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Baltimore Orioles are in the midst of their seasonal "spoiler" role albeit not particularly having that much success this year, going into the Yankees series a few weeks ago (8/26/11) the Orioles split the 4 game set 2-2 in an awkward series due to a rain out they had to makeup from earlier in the season the Orioles had to travel back to Baltimore after winning Wednesday's game 5-4 in extra innings they had to play the Yankees the next day. The Orioles would then beat the Yankees in extras again by the same score of 5-4. The irony of it all was that the Orioles pitching staff would go on and pitch 7 shutout innings against the Yankees who only had 6 hits in the game. Clay Rapada (1-0) took the win in the 10th inning the losing pitcher was Scott Proctor for the Yankees who saw his record fall to (2-4). The Orioles have 14 more games remaining on their schedule all of which are contending for a spot in the playoffs. They can make life miserable for these teams. We will see if they can keep the role of "spoiler" going or if they fizzle out to end another last place finish in the AL East.