Handing out labels following the O’s 3-1 win over the Yankees …
Wei-Yin Chin — The only O’s pitcher to start more than 20 games this year delivered six and one-third of no-earned run baseball. The Yankees will be seeing inside fastballs in their sleep.
Darren O’Day and Brian Matusz — Got out of the Chin-induced jam in the seventh. Matusz had a dominant eighth too.
Jim Johnson — Totally rocked the ninth, which was nice to see.
Chris Davis — Two hits and two RBI. Is killing the ball in Sept.-Oct.
Robert Andino — Made a nice catch-turned double play in the first inning, preventing a big inning. Also started the two-out rally that ended with Davis’ two-run knock.
Ichiro’s slide — No idea how he was safe, or how far behind home plate you’d have to run before being called out of the baseline.
O’s fans — TBS sideline reporter Craig Sager’s decibel meter said Camden was louder in the ninth than any NBA arena ever. Science!?
J.J. Hardy — Was deked by A-Rod, costing the O’s a run. Went 0-for-3. Also let a grounder go through is legs. Not a good game for J.J. Hardy.
Manny Machado — Sitting at 0-for-7 on the series.
Cal Ripken — I haven’t been listening to the broadcast that closely, nor am I capable of criticizing the Iron Man, but he’s taking loads of criticism on Twitter.