Wei-Yin Chen was magnificent and the O's evened-up the series with the Yankees after a 3-2 victory on Monday night.
It was my wife and my first playoff game at Camden Yards, and it didn't disappoint. There were over 48,000 fans screaming and rocking the Yard, waving white "BUCK-le up" towels and cheering on their hometown team. I've never seen, or heard, anything like it before.
And the O's put on quite a show. Chen gave up just two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings, throwing a career-high 112 pitches. He gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out three in his first postseason appearance. Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz were lights-out, and Jim Johnson redeemed himself with a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out A-Rod swinging to pick up the save.
The O's now head to Yankee Stadium for up to three games...the Birds have taken 2 of 3 each trip to New York during the regular season, and will need to do so again to advance to the ALCS. Miguel Gonzalez is slated to start Game 3 on Wednesday night...Let's Go O's!!!