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July 01, 2009



Just fyi, Sam Perlozzo was the manager of the Orioles for the "Mother's Day Miracle,"
not Dave Trembley. And though Perlozzo could very rightfully be blamed for making a foolish move in pulling Guthrie, who was cruising with a fairly low pitch count, you can't blame Trembley for pulling Bergesen after eight innings. He's a rookie, he was at 107 pitches, and the O's had a four-run lead with three outs to go. That's what a bullpen is for.

I also have to disagree with the "kinda sucked" Beckett analysis. After giving up that homer in the fourth, he didn't allow a hit or a walk for the next three-plus innings. Without Beckett sacking up the way he did, the Sox don't win that game. That is the work of an ace.

And maybe it's just me, but, yeah, I'd call two pop-ups and a weak fly ball "dominance" by any reliever. Three up, three down. Ballgame.


Perlozzo / Trembley error corrected. Thanks for pointing it out.

Beckett's performance was hardly what he's capable of on a good day.

Jonathan had an economical, sound inning, but it was not of the swinging-strikeouts-and-fistpump-variety. That was meant to be a description, not a criticism.

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