* Corey Patterson doubled and homered, and also threw out the potential tying run in the top of the 9th to end the game. It wasn’t a great throw, but Wieters did a nice job blocking the plate and was able to catch it to his right and quickly apply the tag on his left. Very exciting ending.
* Ty Wigginton went 2-3, plus a walk.
* Luke Scott singled, and also hit the game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the 8th. Two home runs in two days for Luke.
* I got to see Alfredo Simon pick up his 5th save in as many chances, and share with my friends his awesome nick-name. Shutdown Sauce was shaky – hitting a guy, walking another, and giving up a single – but his ERA still sits at 0.00 and the O’s finished with a W.
* Kevin Millwood was decent most of the game – 5 K’s to 1 walk – but you can’t give up 3 home runs and expect to win most days. Especially when you’re getting taken deep by the likes of Mike Sweeney. He got his seasonal ERA below 3 for a while, but ended that day with it at 3.88.
* Adam Jones went 0-4 with a pair of strike-outs, and Rhyne Hughes K’ed 3 times with a single mixed in. Not that facing King Felix is the easiest thing in the world though.
The O’s offense couldn’t get runs on the board against Felix, but as soon as he left the game (up 5-1) the offense came alive and put a five-spot up in the 8th (capped by the homer by Luuuuuuuuke, of course). The 6-5 victory gives the Birds their 11th win of the season – as well as their second series win.
Edit: Bask in the awesomeness of the win expectancy graph.