Andrew Cashner turned in one of the better starts for the Baltimore Orioles this far in 2019. However the O’s could have gotten away with “just an okay” start this evening, as their bats finally came alive. But nevertheless, Cashner pitched a good game. Cashner’s line:
The ChiSox, you’ll remember, took the Orioles to the woodshed last night. However the O’s has a certain look in their eye out of the gate tonight. You felt that they were ready to break out, and ready to make someone lay for their struggles of late. That “someone” was the Chicago White Sox.
Chris Davis singled up the middle in the on second inning with Joey Rickard already on first base. Rickard was able to score on an errant throw, and the O’s took a 1-0 lead. For what it’s worth, while that’s a run-scoring single it isn’t an RBI for Davis – if you’re keeping score at home.
Little did we know at that moment that the Orioles were off to the races. Renato Nunez would smack a two-run homer in the third to extend the lead to 4-0. Later in the inning none other than Chris Davis would smack his first Camden Yards home run of the year – this of the two-run variety.
But the O’s wanted more. After all, tonight was all about purging the memory of the past few games, and showing the ChiSox that turnabout was in fact fair play. They weren’t the only team who could pile runs on against a hapless opponent. And Dwight Smith Jr. drove that point home with a three-rum homer in the fourth. As did Joey Rickard, who smacked a two-run shot later in the inning.
Chicago would net a token run on a sixth inning RBI-single by Anderson. But this was the Orioles’ night. The Birds has really taken it on the chin the past few games – especially last night and Saturday night (game two of the doubleheader). But tonight they flipped the script and really took it to Chicago.
And for a group of young guys, that’s good to see. This isn’t to say that they won this game and it’s going to be smooth sailing the rest of the way. It may be for all I know. But the Birds served notice this evening that they’ll only take so much.