If there was ONE moment that was the turning point for this series, which the Orioles had total control of, it has to be the removal of Gonzales in Game 3. Why was it so necessary? He was completely in charge on the mound. I don't believe his pitch count was even close to being a concern after seven innings. If he remains and finishes the game - and everything else stays the same - the Orioles take the series in four games.
He was over 90 pitches and O'Day came in. Johnson was money all year as closer. There's no way he don't come out in the 9th weather he went to the pen in the 8th.