What a day to get back on the blog. Just minutes ago, the O’s defeated the Angels 3-0 out in Anaheim behind rookie Chris Waters. Waters gave up 1 hit over 8 innings, showing some tenacity along the way as the kid had quite the memorable first start. The team improves to 54-58 (5-3 on the road trip that ends tomorrow).
For the O’s, it was another interesting game. They recorded 9 hits, 3 by Luke Scott, including his 19th HR. George Sherrill recorded his 31st save in the ninth inning and the team can look forward to tomorrow where they will send Garrett Olson to the mound against Ervin Santana.
The team recieved some bad news today though, as they learned Adam Jones will be on the DL at least for 15 days with a foot problem. He’s been out the past few games with Jay Payton replacing him in CF. The team called up Luis Montanez, who came in tonight in the ninth inning to play LF. Montanez is having a monster year at Triple A so it will be interesting to see what he can do for the Major League squad in limited time. He’ll find himself as the fourth OF, as Payton will play CF and Scott will play LF. This also gives both of these vets a chance to play everyday, as they platooned each other in LF the past four months.
Wednesday’s ballgame is a 3:35 start with Olson vs Santana. The O’s look to take their third straight road series on this road trip after taking the first two against NY and Seattle. They would lose the finale in both of those series so hopefully the O’s can head back home for the weekend with a big series win.