Birds Split With Sox. In The Interest Of Time and Goodness, We’ll Discuss The 6-3 Win

Sports and Bets — May 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm by

The Run Down

The Birds flashed a pair of young guns today in a double-header at the Yard.  Tyler Wilson pitched well enough to win in the early contest, going six innings and allowing just two runs on five hits.  Unfortunately for him, he was pitching against Chris Sale.  Sale went 7.2 frames and struck out twelve on his way to a dominant win.  Still, it was an encouraging outing for Wilson.

On to better news in game two where Mike Wright, despite his worst outing as an Oriole, got the win.  Wright went just five innings and allowed three runs, but the O’s were able to provide some run support versus Sox pitcher Chris Beck, who was making his Major League Debut.  Wright let up his first runs of the season, the first coming off the bat of White Sox lead-off batter, Adam Eaton, who homered to start the game.  Over his first three major league starts, Wright’s ERA is 1.40.  The bullpen picked Wright up and slammed the door on Chicago.  Four Bird throwers, including The Drake and Zach Britton, held the Sox hitless and scoreless.  (The Drake did issue three walks, however.)

But it was the Baltimore bats that won game two and saved the split. Every Oriole had a hit and Chris Davis even walked twice.  Davis also notched the Birds second RBI of the game with a ground rule double.  It was Davis’ seventh RBI in four games.  Dude is fire right now.

The O’s got five other RBIs from five other players.  It was no doubt a hit parade and a sorely needed one for a team that had, with the exception of Davis, recently looked like they had been swinging toothpicks at blown bubbles.  All the hitting added up to a 6-3 O’s win.

Other Game Notes

Manny Machado led game two off with a triple.  No Oriole had done that since Brian Roberts did it in 2005.  (MASN,Melewski) In oher news Manny was eected from game 1.

Adam Jones scared the living shit out of everyone by sliding into home plate awkwardly in the third inning.  He returned and assured everyone he was okay by running down and catching a Melkey Cabrera shot to the left field power alley in the seventh.

Snider, Clevenger, Flaherty, and Lough all had two hits in game two.

This Buck Showalter  garden gnome is absolutely fantastic.

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Next Up For The O’s

Tampa come to town.  7:05 start.

Karns (3-2) vs Gonzo (5-3)

Let’s Go O’s!

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