Cook Takes All The Blame For Loss To Orioles

August 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Cook Takes All The Blame For Loss To Orioles
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox were strolling along with Aaron Cook on the mound Wednesday night, until the sinkerballer got to the sixth inning.

Cook needed just 54 pitches through the first five innings, holding the Baltimore Orioles hitless to that point. With a 2-0 lead, he retired the first batter of the inning before issuing a walk to Nick Markakis. JJ Hardy broke up the no-hitter with a single to left, which was followed by an RBI single by Nate McClouth to make it 2-1 Boston.

What followed sums up the Red Sox season thus far.

Cook got Adam Jones to hit a sharp grounder back to him, and made a good play to snag the ball. But when he quickly turned and fired to second, the throw was wild and found itself heading to left-center. Instead of at least getting one out — and likely an inning ending double play — Hardy came around to tie it 2-2 and the Orioles had runners on first and third, still with one out "

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