I don't know how many times I have to say it folks, this team is different. These aren't the Orioles of old, they're coming at your neck like a spider monkey and the Rangers found that a out last night. Texas staged several comebacks after the Birds were up 4-0 in the second, 7-4 in the eighth, and 8-7 in the ninth but each time the O's were able to battle back because these boys just bop.
Ryan McKenna came up in a hugeeeeeee way by hitting his first bomb in almost 300 days to give the Orioles an 8-7 lead after Keegan Akin gave up the 3-run bomb that tied it up. McKenna was massively clutch here. Up 8-7 with the 6'11, 360 pound Felix Bautista and his 101 MPH fastball. What could go wrong?
Well Rougned Odor decided to take his sweet time fielding a grounder which allowed Marcus Semien to reach base which then allowed Corey Seager to go down and get this 100 MPH fastball. Just like that the O's lead was gone again. The bullpen gave up go ahead or tying home runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Just incredible stuff. Hard to do that actually. It all looked lost until Odor stepped up to the plate again in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs.
Back-to-back nights the Orioles get to Rangers closer Joe Barlow and smack him around in the 9th. This got the game to extras where Cedric Mullins was tired and let us all go home.
What a wild win for the Orioles who have now won 3 straight after losing 2 straight via the walk-off in Minnesota, 38-44 on the season and don't look now but they're only 6 back in the Wildcard race. Mullins is a monster again too, he's heating up and getting very dangerous.
An all around wild win probability chart, O's had it on cruise control for a while and then you could see when the bullpen coughed it up, Only took a little MLB history making to complete this win, first time ever someone has done what they did tonight. This team is fun.