Alexander Wells put the Baltimore Orioles in a spot to win tonight in his start. Granted he only pitched the minimum five innings to get the win, he still got it. This despite Texas taking the lead early on. Wells’ line: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R.
Wells surrendered a two-run homer in the first inning to Lowe. And that was the worst pitch he made. He was outstanding for the rest of his outing.
Richie Martin would ground into a force out with a runner on third in the last of the second, getting the Orioles on the board. Later in the inning Cedric Mullins came to the plate. And Mullins delivered, smacking a three run home run, and giving the Orioles the lead at 4-2. Texas would tack on an additional run, and Ryan McKenna’s eighth inning RBI-single would give the Birds an insurance run. However Texas would put up five in the ninth to go home with an 98-5 victory.
This wasn’t just any game. Cedric Mullins didn’t hit just any old home run to put the O’s in the lead for good. That was Mullins’ 30th homer on the season, inducting him into to 30-30 club.
30 homers and 30 stolen bases – that’s absolutely one of the most incredible offensive single season feat. Furthermore, Mullins is the first Oriole to join this exclusive club. So both the Orioles and Cedric Mullins are now in the famed “30-30 Club!”
Fans should view Mullins’ accomplishment with pride. In an otherwise forgettable season, they had a no-hitter, and someone else break a Ripken record. And now Mullins in the 30-30 club. That’s quite a dear.
The series continues this evening at Oriole Park. Chris Ellis gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Texas’ Jordan Lyles. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.