Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-5
Short, not sweet Victor Zambrano didn't stick around for long, but he sure made an impact.
Zambrano was charged with eight runs in the first inning. He allowed four hits, walked three and hit a batter. Manager Dave Trembley removed him after 10 batters came to the plate. Kurt Birkins allowed three inherited runners to score before getting the last out. The eight runs set a Toronto Blue Jays record for the first inning. They also made it virtually impossible for the Orio...
Even in this disaster of an Orioles season, it normally takes a couple innings, maybe half a game or more, before the evening's hope at Camden Yards disappears.
Last night, against the Toronto Blue Jays, it took one pitch.
Victor Zambrano's first fastball of the night plunked Blue Jays leadoff hitter Reed Johnson in the backside.
It was enough to start a Toronto rally that left the Orioles down eight runs before they came to bat in an eventual 8-5 loss.