Dave McNally couldn't find his control and was gone by the 4th inning. Marcellino Lopez gave up 3 runs in 3 innings of work, but it didn't matter as the Pilots lost 8-5 to the dominating O's. Boog Powell hit 2 more homers, one off of starter Mike Marshall and one off of this burgeoning author named Bouton. The knuckleball didn't knuckle and when it doesn't knuckle fans in the bleachers need to take cover. Bouton gave up 3 runs in only 2 innings of work and saw his ERA rise to 2.00. Funny how management notices one poor outing, yet forgets all of the other really good one's. Frontrunning at its finest !
Bouton Bite: Jim Pagliaroni joined the club tonight and is going to be a welcome addition. He was describing a girl that one of the ballplayers had been out with and said, "It's hard to say exactly what she looked like. She was kind of a Joe Torre with tits." This joke can only be explained with a picture of Joe Torre. But I'm not sure any exist. He dissolves camera lenses.