Birds Massacre Phillies, 19-3. Set Single Game Dong Record In Process.

Sports and Bets — June 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

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The Run Down

There are beat downs, and then there are beat downs.  Tonight the O’s put a beat down of epic proportions on the hapless Philadelphia Phillies, 18-3.  The Birds played home run derby with the Philly pitching staff tonight, hitting eight home runs and breaking a single-game team record in the process.  Manny Machado hit two home runs, including a lead-off bomb that really set the tone for the evening.  Norfolk call-up Chris Parmalee also went Yard twice and became an instant Oriole-fan darling by going 4-6 with those two bombs.  Chris Davis one-hopped the warehouse with a shot that was hit so goddamn hard that it initially looked like it might end up in Rosedale.  It got so ugky for the Phillies that position player Jeff Francoeur ended up pitching the seventh and the eighth innings.  What’s even worse is that Francoeur gave up the least hits of any Philadelphia pitcher.  (He did walk three, and the one hit Francoeur allowed was a Ryan Flaherty home run.  )

Philadelphia Phillies v Baltimore Orioles

Meanwhile,  Chris Tillman pitched well to get his fifth win of the season.  Tilly, went six full and allowed three runs on four hits.  Of course, Tillman could have allowed 18 runs and the O’s would have still won the game, so tonight was an easy W for the O’s Opening Day starter.  But wins are confidence and Tillman needs confidence moving forward.  His second half success is paramount, babes.

This was such a laugher that I almost felt sorry for the Phillies.  They have hit rock bottom, babes.  Then  again, I hope the Birds kick ’em while they are down up in Philly.

Other Game Notes

Phils starter Jerome Williams gave up six runs in 0.2 innings.

Philly reliever Dustin McGowan gave up five of the eight home runs.  Thanks for cooking up meatballs tonight, Dustin.  We love meatballs!

Sick joke- Jeff Francoeur pitched Philly’s first, and only, scoreless inning of the night in the seventh.

Travis Snider went 2-3 with three walks, two doubles, and two RBIs.

JJ Hardy went 3-4 to raise his average to .234.

Caleb Joseph was the only Bird starter without a hit.  But he reached base three times on an error, a walk, and he was HBP.

Funny how Facebook and Twitter complained about this O’s lineup prior to the game starting.  (No Jones, no Wieters.)  Nobody’s complaining now, babes.

Tampa lost so the O’s are two games out of first.

The O’s went 7-1 on this home stand.  Boom.

Next Up For The O’s

Up To Philly For The Second Half of the Home-and-Home

Jimenez (4-3) vs Correia (0-0)

Let’s Go O’s!

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