Birds Bash The Mouth-Breather, Destroy Cards Again, 10-3

Featured, Sports and Bets — August 10, 2014 at 8:33 am by

The Run Down

Caleb Joseph got the Oriole power parade re-started Saturday night with a two-run blast in the second inning.  The home run was Joseph’s fifth home runs in as many games. He’s only the 15th catcher in Major League history to accomplish that feat, and the first Orioles’ catcher to do so.  If he homers in his next start he’ll tie Reggie Jackson and Chris Davis for the club record and he’ll be the first catcher to hit a bomb in six straight games since 1947.  Impressive stuff.

But Joseph’s record book bomb was just the start for the Orioles, as they absolutely pummeled Cardinals’ starter, John “Mouth Breather” Lackey, to the tune of nine runs in just five innings.  Nelson Cruz, the apparent bane of Lackey’s miserable and apparent nose-clogged existence, also crushed a home run off of the newly acquired Cards starter.  (Lackey made comments concerning Cruz’s suspension in their last meeting, which came when Lackey was with the Red Sox.  We guess that Lackey forgot about then teammate’s David Ortiz’s PED use. Nothing wrong with being against PED use, but being a hypocrite is a hideous thing.)  Lackey’s line was this:  5 Innings, 13 Hits, 9 Earned, 2BB, and 3K.  He simply couldn’t escape the buzz saw that was the Oriole offense last night.

I wonder how many flies Lackey caught last night?

Meanwhile, O’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez was making his first start back from an ankle injury.  Jimenez, who had struggled since being paid millions by the O’s, pitched well Saturday night, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five.  Ubaldo did walk three, which for him is a victory, since he is among the league leaders in walks allowed (He has walked 80 in 2014 and in third in baseball in that department.).

But the real story, again, was the Baltimore offense.  Sixteen hits, 10 runs and three team home runs.  That’s an onslaught, babes.

Other Game Notes 

Every Orioles’ starter had at least two hits, except for Nick Markakis, who had one and two walks, and Chris Davis, who went 0-4.

Manny Machado went 3-5.

Delmon Young went 2-4 with a home run and a double. He also notched 3 RBIs

Next Up For The O’s

The Birds Go For The Sweep Today At The Yard.

Lynn (11-8) vs Gausman (6-3)

Let’s Go O’s!

 

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