Chen Struggles, Hutchison Deals, O’s Lose 5-1

Sports and Bets — August 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm by

The Run Down

After scoring 16 runs over their previous two games, it looked like the Birds offense finally woke up after a slow start to the second half. Oriole Killer Drew Hutchison thought otherwise. Hutchison earned the win after pitching a dominant 8 2/3 innings. He surrendered only one run on one hit and a walk while striking out eight. The lone Orioles run came on an opposite field, second deck bomb off the bat of Chris Davis in the second inning.

Wei-Yin Chen just didn’t have it tonight. He was charged with the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings. Dioner Navarro and Danny Valencia both knocked in runs with singles in the first inning. Jose Bautista hit a mammoth, second deck two-run shot in the second inning, and added an RBI double in the sixth.

Other Game Notes

Davis has now homered in two straight games.

T.J. McFarland’s stat line: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K. He did a nice job mopping up the game, and keeping the bullpen in good shape for tomorrow.

Former Orioles Danny Valencia and Nolan Reimold both went 1-for-4. Valencia had an RBI, while Reimold scored a run.

Casey Janssen ended the game by retiring the only batter that he faced. This is called a Kenny Powers save, and needs to be recorded as an official stat by the MLB.

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The Orioles now have a four game lead over the Blue Jays.

Next Up For The O’s

Miguel Gonzalez RHP (5-6) vs. J.A. Happ LHP (8-5)

Thursday at 7:07 PM on MASN and MLBN

This is a big rubber match for the Birds. Let’s go O’s!

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