Bad News Birds Get Blown Out By Jays, 10-2, To Even Series At The Yard.

Sports and Bets — May 12, 2015 at 11:36 pm by

The Run Down

Want a run down of tonight’s game?  Here’s a run down for ya- tonight was a complete joke, a baseball farce of Walter Matthau proportions. Oh sure, things started okay for our beloved Birds, as they carried a 2-2 tie into the seventh, but shit got sloppy before the stretch with a Manny Machado error and a Caleb Joseph passed ball that both helped open the door for a four-run Toronto inning that was capped off by Edwin Encarnacion’s two-run bomb off of reliever Tommy Hunter. Things got worse in the top of the eighth with two more Oriole errors from Chris Davis and JJ Hardy, a TJ McFarland wild pitch, and all around general suck-ass-ness from the Orioles.  It’s sloppy out there folks, and it’s not what we have come to expect from  Buck Showalter managed clubs.  Pitching and defense are not supposed to look like what they looked like tonight at the Yard.

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To put it mildly, Chris Tillman has not lived up to expectations so far this season.  I really thought this guy was going to come out firing this year.  That hasn’t happened.  Tillman allowed five earned off of nine hits in 6.2 innings tonight.  The loss runs his record to a paltry 2-5, his ERA is a nauseating 6.34, and his WHIP is a gross 1.64.  Tilly needs to right the ship before Bawlmer folks start screaming about Dylan Bundy, or even Al Bundy, coming up from the farm to take Tillman’s spot in the rotation.

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The O’s defense is altogether atrocious and with all the Gold and Platinum floating around the infield, it’s tough to figure out why.  It literally looked like little league out there in the eighth.

Times are tough and the O’s have lost six of their last eight.  They’ve also been drubbed by the Blue Jays often this season. The Jays have scored 59 runs in eight games vs Baltimore this season.  In those games, the Birds are 2-6 against Toronto.  Somewhere, Cito Gaston is cackling madly.  I think tomorrow’s game is a huge May contest for the Birds.

Other Game Notes

Tommy Hunter and TJ McFarland were just awful in relief.  No stats needed.  Just trust me.

Five Blue Jays had two hits or more tonight.

Encarnacion hit two home runs and logged three RBIs.

Manny Machado stayed hot and went 3-4 out of the lead-off spot.

Jimmy Paredes had both Orioles RBIs.  Guy has the clutch in him.

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Next Up For The O’s

I’m calling this a must win for the Birds

At the Yard, 7:05

Sanchez (3-2) vs Gonzalez (3-2)

Let’s Go O’s!

 

 

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