Berken is Good for the Birds

berkenDe Pere, WI native Jason Berken took the mound against the White Sox Sunday at US Cellular Field.  The Orioles righthander won his debut the end of May against the Blue Jays, but winning has been a long time coming, 2-11 coming into today.  He brought his own rooting section, about 25 vocal friends & family members were on hand to back up this cheesehead.  They almost came on the field after Robert Andino & Melvin Mora, who committed first inning errors.  But this rookie has learned to overcome adversity, coming to the majors after Tommy John surgery, and today was no exception, as he bested Mark Buehrle & the White Sox for his 3rd win of the year, 5-4.  In addition to myself, Dick & Bea, Steve, Roland, Debbie & George, Nancy Faust, and Caramel Corn Mike, were all in the house, the sad house.

John Danks controlled the O’s lineup Saturday night, with a little help from Gordon Beckham’s robbery of a couple of Brian Roberts shots, despite walking six.  I wasn’t in the bathroom for Carlos Quentin’s big fly, the three additional runs were the difference, as the bullpen (Matt Thornton, Octavio Dotel, & Bobby Jenks) held the lead for a 4-1 White Sox winner!  I’d bought a ticket, even though Kevin had a freebie for me, the Sox box office refunded my error, very nice.  Lisa, Dick & Bea’s dog groomer, was also there for the post game fireworks Saturday night, the fireworks & Lisa, both very nice!

My Dad doesn’t really follow baseball all that much, but asked me after the Sox lost 2 of 3 to Baltimore, aren’t the Orioles a bad team, in last place?  Yes to both, shaking my head.

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