ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The
earned a good win in Anaheim on Saturday afternoon. I’ll admit that given the huge momentum swing that took place in the late innings at
, I thought it would surely end in an Orioles loss.
Having covered this team since last year, I should know better than that.
But when you struggle that much with runners in scoring position and you can’t take advantage of the start that
The Orioles managed to win 5-4 in 10 innings despite going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position before
Give Orioles manager
Saturday’s win was a truly a team effort.
The news on Chris Davis seems to be promising for the Orioles. The initial look at Saturday's MRI shows patellar tendinosis, which is basically inflammation of the patellar tendon in the knee. So everything is sound structurally.
Davis had a great quote after the game. Asked about seeing Pearce step up for him at first on Saturday, he made his contributions -- eating lots of sunflower seeds -- known in his typical deadpan fashion.
"It's kind of the same thing we ran into last year," he said. "Guys got injured, other guys filled in and stepped up. I keep saying that's the great thing about this team is nobody cares who gets the credit at the end of the day as long as we get the W.
"And we got the W," he added. "And I ate a lot of seeds."
Davis is itching to get back out there, but all parties will be smart with his injury to make sure he doesn't come back too soon. But for now it seems like he will miss just a couple days. Everyone seems to be eyeing Tuesday after the off day.
Freddy Garcia obviously earned another start after his performance Saturday. The Orioles are in wait-and-see mode with
He's only been here two days, but Garcia seems to be a good fit in the Orioles clubhouse. He adds a guy with 14 years of big league experience who is still willing to work. And he already seems to mesh well with other players, including ones who he played with in Norfolk earlier this year. And rest assured that Garcia received Norfolk manager Ron Johnson's seal of approval before joining the Orioles.