Baltimore Orioles fall again in the Bronx
It seems like whatever the Baltimore Orioles throw out there, is answered by most opponents. Last night they attempted to send Gabriel Ynoa out against New York, and while he did have some limited success early on, eventually the Bombers got to him. Ynoa’s line: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 earned), 2 BB, 5 K.
New York did put a run up in the first inning on a Gregorius sac fly-RBI. However the O’s did battle back and take the lead. Welington Castillo smacked a two-run homer in the second. And suddenly the Orioles had the lead – for a time. And a short time at that.
However the O’s surrendered the lead in the bottom of that second inning due to a Davis error. That allowed a run to score, tying the game at two. And we remained tied at two for awhile, until the fifth inning. And again, it was Gregorius. His two-run homer gave New York a 4-2 lead.
New York also go an RBI-single from Sanchez in the seventh, and a sac fly-RBI from Gregorius later in the inning. And the Orioles would surrender three more runs before everything was said and done. And when it was, the O’s fell 8-2.
It’s important for people to understand that the Orioles have not given up. Some would dispute that, and of course conveniently point at results. However first off, none of us is in any position to judge intent. If the team was just going through the motions, yes that might be akin to giving up. Similar to collecting a paycheck.
However keep in mind that the Orioles are a veteran team. And with that comes injury concerns as well. Adam Jones was out of the lineup last night due to having had a harsh series on the turf in Toronto. Castillo had been injured all week as well, returning to the lineup in this series.
So there is a point where guys need to get themselves together. There’s not a person on the bench who isn’t hurt in some manner. And yes, that’s affected how the team has played of late.
The series continues this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Jeremy Hellickson gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by NY’s Jordan Montgomery. Game time is set for just after 4 PM.