Let’s consider last night’s loss to the Orioles an aberration. Same for Bartolo’s last start, in which the poor guy got knocked around like a homeless person on free hula hoop night. Tonight’s a clean slate, with sunny skies, less humid air, and the one-two punch of Manny and Drew looking to follow-up on Tuesday’s back-to-back home runs with, hopefully, even more heroics.

Also, the United States’ newest citizen will be in the house. It is only appropriate that we clobber the O’s to mark this most glorious occasion.