Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Nick Markakis, 2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #37
Short post tonight, as I just walked in the door from a fantastic night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Met everyday reader and frequent commenter Free the Birds and his lovely wife pregame, collected my loud orange Buck Showalter t-shirt, and settled in with my sister to see the Birds obliterate the Blue Jays 11-3. Rookie Jake Arrieta won what was likely his last start of the season, blanking Toronto over six innings and striking out five while walking just one. Every O's starter had at least one hit. Felix Pie reached base four times and drove in two, Matt Wieters had three hits, Nick Markakis hit his 10th home run and Adam Jones clubbed his 18th. Most surprising of all, second baseman Robert Andino (giving a sore-kneed Brian Roberts the night off) cleared the bases in the seventh inning with a three-run double. Stat of the night: the Orioles clinched their fourth consecutive series win. The last such streak they had came in August 2004, so it's been a minute.