The O's hadn't lost back-to-back games at home since late July, but it happened on Tuesday night after they were blanked 4-0 by the Blue Jays.
There hasn't been much to cheer about the past two nights at the Yard...the O's have hit a little bump in the road at the worst possible time. Luckily, the Yankees lost on Tuesday night as well so the O's didn't lose any ground (New York won on Wednesday afternoon so the O's are now two games out of first).
Joe Saunders wasn't bad, but he had absolutely no run support. Saunders (8-13) allowed four runs (three earned) in 6 1/3 innings but gave up 11 hits while walking none and fanning two. The O's managed just six hits (five singles) and stranded nine men on base.
Sadly, the highlight of the game was the ninth inning...Dylan Bundy made his home debut and pitched a scoreless frame, and the O's loaded the bases with two outs before Ryan Flaherty skied a ball to center field to end the game.
The O's need to win on Wednesday night to split the series and keep up in the postseason race...they lead Oakland by a half-game for the top Wild Card spot. Miguel Gonzalez will try to right the ship tonight...