* The company. Hanging out with all the O’s bloggers was fun, and it was especially nice to finally meet Heath from Dempsey’s Army and talk to Matt from Baltimore Sports Report. I guess seeing Gary Thorne, Mike Flanagan, Rick Dempsey, and Andy MacPhail was OK too.
* Kevin Millwood cruised through 7 innings, giving up just a solo home run and walking none while striking out 6. I made a comment during the game about how it was a little hard for me to appreciate his early season success given that I know he’s going to regress some. I didn’t think that regression would occur 5 minutes after that point.
* Offense… again. The knocked out 9 hits, but 7 were singles and only one O’s batter drew a walk (Markakis, who also K’ed twice looking, which I’m OK with since it indicates he’s willing to be patient at the plate). Just 2 runs – both in the first inning – isn’t often going to be enough.
* The 8th inning, were Miguel Tejada made an error with two outs on another “ole” play, which opened things up for a 3 run frame. He needs to learn to get in front of that ball instead of trying to glove it to the side. Not that Millwood had to give up back-to-back home runs after the miscue, but he should have been out of the inning.
O’s still can’t score runs, and lose 5-2. The sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays – at home, no less – has the Orioles starting their season 1-5. They’re not playing that poorly, but it’s been a tough go of it thus far.