TORONTO -- There was no solemness in the
Nope, these Orioles are still relaxed.
Yes, they were knocked out of first place with the loss and the
Over the past 14 years, Wednesday's game was one Orioles fans have seen countless times. Great starting pitching performance falls flat in the late innings. And over that time, it would be another one of those "This is why the Orioles are so bad" losses.
Now, with this new sense of confidence that these Birds have, the attitude is, "That's a game we should have won, but we'll win it next time."
They're going into this weekend's series with the Yankees with a lot of confidence. They've taken three series from the Yankees in the Bronx, so it's easier to beat them at home, right?
Well, the Orioles did get swept at
Around the clubhouse, it was well known that Thursday's series opener against the Yankees -- which is also
But there's been a good response here among the Orioles. You definitely sense they're excited about the prospect of coming home to play in front of a packed ballpark with the playoffs on the line.