Somebody In The Bronx Call 911, The O’s Just Murdered The Yankees!

Featured, Sports and Bets — April 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm by

And the hits just kept on coming.  The Orioles bludgeoned the Yankees today, 14-5, pounding out 20 hits and giving Wei-Yin-Chen his first win. (Even though he only went five innings and gave up four runs on nine hits.  Ugh.) It was an offensive baseball explosion for the Birds, who had begun the year missing the power potential that this line-up brings to the park every day.

Yep, the O’s kept it coming today.  Every starter had two hits, except for Matt Wieters, who made up for that by hitting a two run homer in the eighth.   Delmon Young and Adam Jones also went yard, and it was Jones who set the tone for the day early, hitting  a two run blast in the first inning.

Even more encouraging was the fact that the Orioles’ 7-8 and 9 hitters, who had been terrible, went 8-15 with 2 RBIs.  Yes, that means even Ryan Flaherty, Chode’s Lex Luther, had multiple hits today.

The only problem today was the Orioles starter, Chen.  Chen couldn’t get into the sixth, and was visibly laboring when he gave up 3 Yankee runs in the fourth.  The issue of starters not getting deep into games seems to always nag this club.  It needs to improve.

Meanwhile, the long relief has been great for Baltimore this year.  Zach Britton has shined and today right hander Josh Stinson provided 2 and 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball for the weary Chen.  Bullpen = Solid.

Tomorrow the O’s go for their first series win of the year.  It will be Miguel Gonzalez, who got roughed up by the Tigers in his last, going against multi-millionaire and Japanese sensation, Masahiro Tanaka, who looked great in his debut versus the Jays.  First pitch 7:05.  We get night baseball again, finally.

Let’s Go O’s!

B-Rob in this uni just sucks, dude.  Sucks.

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