O’s End Disaster New York Road Trip With 6-2 Defeat

Sports and Bets — May 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm by

The Run Down

The Orioles wrapped up a brutal road trip to the Big Apple with a 6-2 loss to the Yankees. The Birds went 1-5 on the road trip, losing both games to the Mets and three out of four to the Yankees. Today, the O’s set a club record with 18 strikeouts in a 9-inning game and fell to 13-16 on the season (Kubatko). Good grief. Bud Norris pitched like typical 2015 Bud Norris. He took the loss after giving up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings. Norris’ ERA now sits at a slow pitch softball-esque 9.88 on the season. While Norris pitched like total dogshit, Michael Pineda twirled a gem. He earned the win after giving up only one run on six hits and no walks while striking out 16 over seven innings. His 16 strikeouts tied David Wells and David Cone for the 2nd most in Yankees’ history (Kubatko). I’ll be hearing that annoying ass whistle in my nightmares tonight.

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The Birds got on the board first with a solo homer to left from J.J. Hardy in the 2nd. Talk about a sight for sore eyes. The lead wouldn’t last long, as Norris completley melted down in the 4th inning. Carlos Beltran hit a solo homer to right, Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single, and Jacoby Ellsbury knocked in two runs with a double to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead. Brian McCann added a solo homer to right off Brian Matusz in the 5th, and Gregorius hit an RBI double off Jason Garcia in the 7th. Adam Jones would deliver an RBI single off Esmil Rogers in the 8th to make it a 6-2 ballgame, but the Birds’ comeback attempt would fall well short. Dellin Betances pitched 1.2 scoreless innings to close the door on the O’s.

Other Game Notes

During their six-game road trip, the O’s gave up an average of 4.17 runs and scored an average of three runs.

I’m so fucking sick of this Jason Garcia experiment. He gave up a run today in 2.1 innings of work, and he has a 5.88 ERA on the season. I know the O’s think the 21-year-old has a lot of potential, but I don’t understand how you can hamstring your bullpen all year long for a guy with a career 4.70 ERA in 293 minor league innings.

At the plate, the Birds had zero walks to go along with their 18 strikeouts. On the mound, the Birds walked eight batters and hit two others. Needless to say, that’s not a formula that’s conducive to winnings ballgames.

Jimmy Paredes went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He’s hit in 16 of 18 games since coming off the DL, and he’s currently working on a nine-game hitting streak.

Up Next For The O’s

The Birds will come back home for a three-game series against Toronto.

Monday, May 11 at 7:05 p.m.

RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (2-2) vs. RHP Marco Estrada (1-1)

Let’s go O’s!

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