Texas Rangers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-3
If baseball is a game of second chances, reliever Greg Aquino is getting one with the Orioles.
How he handles it will determine his future in the bullpen, and in the organization.
Aquino had his contract purchased yesterday from Triple-A Norfolk, where he totaled nine saves and posted a 2.45 ERA in 23 appearances, walking six and striking out 29. He's taking the place of reliever Ryan Bukvich, who was designated for assignment - just as Aquino was April 29 before cleari...
For a fleeting moment, it appeared that Orioles left fielder Jay Payton had snared German Duran's drive into left-center and made a nice running catch that would have gotten Brian Burres out of the sixth inning with a one-run lead intact.
However, the ball bounced out of Payton's glove, starting a sequence of events that led to the Orioles' 5-3 loss last night to the Texas Rangers before an announced 19,006 at Camden Yards.
Orioles manager Dave Trembley removed Burre...