Tillman Tosses a Gem and Birds Beat Pale Hose Again

Featured, Sports and Bets — August 20, 2014 at 5:52 am by

The Orioles jumped out to an early lead last night as Steve Pearce scored on an Adam Jones RBI single in the first inning. It’s always nice to see your starting pitcher take the bump with a bit of a lead, but that lead didn’t last long.  With two down in the bottom of the first inning, Chris Tillman gave up a solo home run to Jose Abreu. What we didn’t know at that moment was that would be the only mistake Tillman would make the rest of the night; Tillman threw a stellar game.

Tillman worked eight innings, only allowing that one run that came in the first. He also struck out nine batters and only issued one walk. Tillman earned the win  for the game, moving his record to 10-5 on the season. Coming into the season Chris Tillman was dubbed one of our top-tier starters, and with starts like this he is living up to those expectations. It’s efforts like these that have the Orioles perched at the top of the A.L. East. Not only did Chris limit the White Sox offense, he made it an easy night on the Orioles bullpen, as only Tommy Hunter had to come into the game for one inning of work.

 

The Bats were hot Monday night in the opener in Chicago, and Tuesday night those bats stayed hot. The lineup provided plenty of run support to go along with Tillman’s fantastic start.  Adam Jones, Delmon Young, and Nick Hundley all enjoyed multi-hit games. Chris Davis  also delivered a two RBI double in the 6th inning on a ball crushed to deep right. It’s not always about how many hits you get, but how well you take advantage of scoring opportunities. Tuesday the Orioles, who were 3 for 7 with runners in scoring position, cashed in on their chances which allowed them to win the game by a comfortable margin of 5-1. After losing the opening series of this nine game road trip to the Indians, the Orioles have now won three straight. The O’s will now look to sweep the White Sox Wednesday night with We-Win Chen set to start.

pics: ESPN

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