Burres….8 innings…wow.

Brian Burres apparently scoffs at the idea of going back to long relief. Today he shutdown the Chi-Sox with a mighty mighty outing.

8 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, and 4 K’s and all in a mere 98 pitches (66 for strikes)

The O’s won 5-1.

Matt Albers loaded them up in the 9th and then George Sherrill came in hit a batter which brought in a run and then notched his 9th save of the season.

I’m a Jay Payton hater, but hats off to him thus far. .308 average with a 1-3 today. Quiroz hit his first homer and drove in two runs, which is more than we’ve seen from a back up catcher since the hallowed day Paul Bako hit a 3 run homer in Yankee Stadium.

I couldn’t watch the game due to FOX, but I watched the NFL Draft. I would have watched it anyway. My Carolina Panthers had a good first round. At 13 they got Oregon RB Jonthan Stewart and then traded to get Philly’s 19th pick and got OT Jeff Otah. The price for Otah was steep (2nd and 4th this years and next year’s 1st rounder). If he plays great, then I can deal with that cost. Obviously, the team has to win now other wise there’s going to be some changes next season.

As for game 2, its in progress right now…tied up 5-5 in the top of the 8th. Steve Trachsel went only 3 innings, gave up 5 runs, and walked 8…one 85 pitches. If he keeps this up, you gotta wonder how long he’ll stay around. He’s going to kill the pen. Good thing Burres pitched a gem today, otherwise they’d have to duct tape their arms on tomorrow.


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