Hats off to Orioles fans, who have done the right thing by baseball standards and applauded nice efforts by the Marlins’ defense.
Uggla’s stab at second base early in the game and Chris Coghlan’s running catch that sent him into the stands in the sixth have earned applause from the Oriole faithful. Were it not for the bright orange shirts, all the empty seats, and the absence of baseball’s best hitter, I’d almost think I was in St. Louis.
The O’s did hit the ball hard in the bottom of the sixth as I expected. Markakis advanced as far as third following a one-out double. However, I was wrong about runs being scored. Coghlan’s grab in left retired Ty Wiggington, and Luke Scott got fooled on an off-speed 3-2 pitch to end the inning.
The score remains Marlins 4 – Orioles 3.