Would you want to mess with this guy? I didn’t think so. The Confederates tried. I doubt the Orioles will have any better luck. Clement has only given up 6 ER in his past 4 starts. And the bats? Oh, they’ll be swinging tonight after being shut down cold last night.

Hey, did you think we were going to score 7 runs every night and win every home game?

Luckily, the Yankees were getting their lunch handed to them in Oakland. Leiter got only 2 outs before Oakland piled on 6 to chase him from the game. Final score: 12-0. Today they send Biggie Small to the hill. I expect more of the same as Oakland tries to keep pace with the United Anaheim Los Angeles Orange County Angels of the US.

Good times.