Gonzo Cruises, Birds Take Series With 6-1 Win

Sports and Bets — May 13, 2015 at 11:32 pm by

The Run Down


The third time was the charm for the O’s, as they were finally able to take a series from those jerks up North in their third meeting of the season. Miguel Gonzalez and a five-run 2nd inning were the stories tonight. Gonzalez improved his record to 4-2 with a sensational pitching performance. He gave up one run (none earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out five over 7.2 innings. The Birds jumped all over Aaron Sanchez in the 2nd inning, scoring five runs on four hits and two walks. Caleb Joseph knocked in two on a double down the left field line, Manny Machado smoked an RBI double off the wall in left-center, Alejandro De Aza roped an RBI double to right, and Jimmy Paredes picked up an RBI on an infield single. After that scoring outburst, you could have spent the rest of your night flipping back and forth between the Wiz and the Caps because that was all she wrote.

The Jays had a little rally going in the top of the 8th after Kevin Pillar scored on a wild pitch, and Jose Bautista came to the plate with two on and two outs. But thankfully, Darren O’Day was able to retire his arch nemesis on a comebacker and keep the O’s comfortably ahead. I bet that felt real fucking sweet for the submariner. The Birds would answer right back in the bottom half of the inning on a solo shot down the left field line from Rey Navarro. It was Navarro’s first home run of his major league career. 6-1 would be your final score after O’Day returned to pitch a scoreless 9th inning. Ain’t the pie, cold.

Other Game Notes

Sanchez’s final line: L, 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 1 K.

O’Day recorded his first save of the season.

Paredes has a 12-game hitting streak, and he leads the team with a blistering .364 average.

In the month of May, Machado is hitting .350/.409/.575. That leadoff spot must really agree with him.

Up Next For The O’s

The Birds are off tomorrow, and they’ll begin a three-game series against the Angels on Friday.

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (1-4)

Let’s go O’s!

cover pic: Baseball Tonight

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