O’s Take Series From Yankees With 7-5 Win

Featured, Sports and Bets — April 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm by

The Run Down

The Birds got off to a fast start tonight, with Chris Davis hitting an RBI single in the 1st and Bud Norris looking sharp early on. But with two outs in the 3rd, Norris gave up a double to Jacoby Ellsbury, walked Chase Headley, and surrendered a two-run double to Carlos Beltran. The Yankees would make it a 3-1 game in the top of the 4th on a solo bomb from steroid enthusiast and noted dickhead, Alex Rodriguez. It was a mammoth blast, though. Anything that travels that far oughta have a damn stewardess on it.

The Birds would get one back in the bottom half of the 4th on a solo homer from Manny Machado. It was Machado’s first home run of the season. It’s crazy how similar Manny and A-Rod’s swings are. Those guys might have the smoothest strokes that I’ve ever seen from the right-handed batter’s box.

Both Nathan Eovaldi and Norris were pulled after the 5th inning, and the battle of the bullpens turned out to be the difference in the game. Jonathan Schoop greeted David Carpenter with a deep leadoff homer to left center. With the game tied and two on with one out, the Yanks brought in Justin Wilson. Wilson also got his bell rung, babes. Delmon Young singled in a run, Davis hit a two-run double, and Caleb Joseph hit an RBI single. When the dust finally settled, the O’s were taking a 7-3 lead into the 7th. Unfortunately for the Birds, it would not be smooth sailing to the finish line. Tommy Hunter’s struggles continued, as he allowed two runs while pitching the 8th. One run scored on a sac fly from Brian McCann, and the other run scored on a wild pitch. Big Game’s gotta get his shit together. The score remained 7-5 in the top of the 9th, and Zach Britton came on to attempt to record his third save of the season. Britton allowed two baserunners, but was still able to secure the 7-5 victory. Ain’t the beer cold!

Other Game Notes

Eovaldi’s final line: ND, 5 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K

Norris’ final line: ND, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Hunter’s ERA is 14.73, and the Birds’ bullpen has given up at least one run in all nine games.

Brad Brach earned the win, and Carpenter took the loss. Brach pitched very well in his two innings of work, only giving up a walk while striking out two.

Joseph went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and is now batting a blistering .375 on the season. Stay hot, Caleb!

Up Next For The O’s

The Birds have a day off before beginning a four-game series in Boston.

Friday at 7:10 p.m. on MASN & MLBN

RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (1-0) vs. RHP Joe Kelly (1-0)

Let’s go O’s!

cover pic: Orioles Report

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