Sweep! Birds Go To Texas And Clean Out The Rangers

Featured, Sports and Bets — July 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm by
Tillman messed with Texas....and won.

Tillman messed with Texas….and won.

Hell yeah!  The Orioles started the second part of the season on the right foot by going down to Texas and sweeping the Rangers out of their own house.  Tonight Chris Tillman led the broom brigade by pitching eight full and allowing two runs while scattering just six hits.  The win tonight is Chris’ 12th on the season.  Tillman seems to be getting stronger as the season progresses. Buck actually brought Chris out for the ninth, but Beltre put one into the bleachers, so out came the bullpen.   Matusz and O’Day closed it out as Buck pitched to matchups in the final frame.  Don’t read into that though, it’s probable that Buck simply wanted to  rest JJ after his high pitch count ninth inning on Saturday night.  Regardless of the bullpen politics, the Birds leave Arlington with a 4-2 victory tonight and a sweep of one of the best teams in baseball.

Oriole pitching only allowed seven runs over the Texas series.  Chen, Gonzalez, and Tillman all provided quality starts, and all three starters went into the seventh inning, which, of course, is the key for future Oriole success.   These three players are going to make or break this year’s pennant quest.   Continued quality starts deep into games equals contention.  On the other hand, if any one of these pitchers gets injured or go south in performance, well the Birds will fade down the stretch.  It’s that simple.

But back to only happy thoughts.  The Birds pounded out 33 hits over the weekend.   Tonight Hardy, Wieters, and Mclouth all had two hits.  All three are hitting real well right now.

More Urrutia please

More Urrutia please

Adam Jones went 0-5 tonight, but over his five previous games he had four homers and eight RBIs.

Forget the left-handed starter, I would have liked to have seen Urrutia start again at DH.

Birds travel to KC for baseball and BBQ.

Feldman (1-1) vs  Wade Davis (4-5).  Monday night 8:10 p.m our time.

Let’s Go O’s!



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