O’s Lose Again, 5-4 To Yankees. I’m In May Panic Mode.

Sports and Bets — May 9, 2015 at 9:09 am by

The Run Down

Miguel Gonzalez, who has a recent history of success pitching in New York, didn’t fare very well last night in the Bronx as the Birds dropped another contest to the hated Yankees, 5-4.  The home team got to Gonzo early with an A-Rod sac fly and a Brian McCann in the first frame, and then a Carlos “Where’s My Walker” Beltran double in the third.  The five early runs then proved to be enough as the beloved Birds comeback fell short against the back half of the Yankees dominating bullpen.  (Ahem, Andrew Miller.) Gonzo’s line was hateful, 4 IP/5 Runs/5 H/2BB, and his start was the third straight in which Oriole starters have failed to go at least six innings.

On the offensive side of things, the Birds got to and chased starter Adam Warren in the fifth with a Manny Machado RBI single and a Delmon Young FC with the bases juiced.  They added to that total with a Jimmy Paredes 2 run single in the sixth off of reliever Chris Martin.  But once Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller came to the party, the Birds were straight goose eggs.

Andrew Miller finished the O’s off in the ninth for his league leading 13th save.  His departure from Baltimore is looking more and more like a DD mistake every day.  He may be the best relief pitcher in baseball.

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I’m officially in May panic mode.  Losing four straight isn’t healthy and the O’s are eleventh in AL team pitching with an ERA of 4.38.  Need to right the ship over the next two days.

Other Game Notes

Adam Jones scared the living shit out of everybody when he smashed into the plexi-glass wall in right center and stayed down on the field for a few on A-Rod’s triple in the fifth.  It was an incredible effort to make a play and Jones said that he is fine.  I still don’t understand how fan interference wasn’t called on the play, but we’re used to that kind of bullshit in the Bronx.

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Manny Machado went 3-4 with an RBI while batting in the one spot.  Has Buck finally found his lead off man.

Caleb Joseph went 2-3 with a walk.  He is now batting .311.  Interesting ramifications for Matt Wieters and upcoming free agency?

Chris Davis went 0-4, but he only struck out once.  He has 45 Ks on the year, which leads baseball.

TJ McFarland, Tommy Hunter, and Darren O’Day combined for four innings of sparkling relief.  No runs on just three hits.

Next Up For the O’s

1:05 in da Boogie down Bronx

Chen ( 0-1) vs Whitley (1-0)

Get It In Gear O’s!

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