Meanwhile, back on the east coast, the Orioles were facing the Red Sox. After five innings, the Sox were up 2-1. Baltimore turned to Troy Patton who retired the only five batters he faced. While he was one the mound, the Orioles took the lead and gave Patton his second win of the season. It also lowered his ERA on the season to 3.25 and for the month of September his ERA is down to 0.98. He is making the case to start the season in the Majors for the first time and maybe even in the back end of the bull pen. Dave Regan of foxsports says this:
...reportedly the Orioles are looking to move him (current closer Jim Johnson) to the rotation given the struggles of starters like Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman. Troy Patton and Pedro Strop are potential sleepers, but it's possible the team's 2012 closer is not yet on the roster.