When your mascot hits the bottle, you know your team has problems. After getting taken behind the woodshed by the Yankees, the Orioles now get to welcome the Red Sox to Camden Yards. Sure, the O’s swept the Sox in early May, but it was their only 3-game winning streak of the season and represents twenty percent of their wins for the season. In short, the Sox vengeance will be swift and sure.
With Buchholz on the hill, fresh off of his five-win month (4-0 with a 1.32 ERA in his last four starts), this should be a no-contest. And as long as someone staples Tim Bogar’s arms to his sides, the Sox will score runs. Probably a lot of them.
For those of you heading in for the SG get-together, have a gluten-free beer for me.