It may not have been a real long home run, but whenever a homer is hit to Center Field through the heavy humid beginning of summer air, it can be called a Long Home Run to Center Field.

When Luke Scott came to bat in the bottom of the eighth with two on and a one run lead, a hit was all that was needed to give some margin for error for the closer. A few minutes later when he crossed the plate with his second home run of the night, many breathed a sigh of relief that the Orioles would win their fourth straight game.

Heroes of the night fall right into place when thinking about the youth movement for the Orioles. David Hernandez pitched 5 2/3 innings in his major league debut allowing just one run on a solo homer. Rookie Nolan Reinmold continues to display that it’ll be hard not to keep him in the majors with his 5th home run since being called up. Even 30 year old Luke Scott can be call part of the youth movement even at 30.

For the first time since 1961 four starters on the same team has won their major league debut. The other three are Koji Uehara, Brad Bergesen and Jason Berken.

And tonight the real youth movement arrives with Matt Wieters, that is if you buy into that hype. As I said yesterday, one player can’t carry a team from bad to great. But the future does look a lot brighter than it did on May 1st.

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