Birds’ Bats Stay Quiet, Mets Complete Sweep With 5-1 Win

Sports and Bets — May 6, 2015 at 10:20 pm by

The Run Down

The Mets beat the O’s tonight, 5-1, to wrap up a two-game sweep. Jacob deGrom was the winning pitcher after holding the Birds to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out nine over seven innings. That dude’s got fantastic stuff and an elite head of hair.

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Ubaldo Jimenez took the loss after giving up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over four innings. Jimenez didn’t have his best stuff tonight, and the Mets were able to capitalize. The Mets scored one run each in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings to take a 3-0 lead. Dilson Herrera hit an RBI single, and Curtis Granderson knocked in two runs on a solo homer and a sacrifice fly. The Birds’ best chances to change the outcome of the game took place in the 5th inning. Alejandro De Aza bunted for a hit in his previous at-bat, so he laid down another one with runners on the corners and one out in the 5th. It must’ve caught Everth Cabrera off guard because he stopped halfway between third and home like a dumb fuck and was thrown out trying to retreat back to third. It was some ugly stuff, babes. Jimmy Paredes delivered a clutch two-out single to put the O’s on the board and keep the inning alive. Adam Jones would then walk to load the bases, but Chris Davis struck out to end the inning.

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That’s as close as the Birds would get, as Herrera hit a two-run homer to left off Brad Brach in the 6th to give the Mets a 5-1 lead. Carlos Torres, Alex Torres, and Jeurys Familia would combine to pitch three scoreless innings to close the door on the O’s.

Other Game Notes

Manny Machado went 2-for-4 and had his first career game with two steals. Machado already has five steals on the season, so he’s well on his way to shattering his previous season-high of six back in 2013.

The Orioles struck out 12 times tonight and 10 times last night. Striking out 22 times while scoring a total of three runs is a surefire way to lose two straight.

The Birds have now lost eight straight against the Mets, and that really grinds my fucking gears.

Up Next For The O’s

The Birds will wrap up their New York road trip with a four-game series against the Yankees.

Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

RHP Chris Tillman (2-3) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-0)

Let’s go O’s!

cover pic: MLB

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