The Baltimore Orioles have played their share of pitcher’s duels thus far in 2022. Tonight was no exception at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, as Minnesota came to town. Tyler Wells got the start, and put his team in a spot to win. Wells’ line: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Neither team scored until the fifth mining, when Jefffers’ RBI-single gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead. At first however it appeared that woke a Oriole hats up, as Urias was able to score on a sac fly-RBI. However t that was the only run the Birds would muster.
Correa’s RBI-single in the sixth would give the Orioles the lead back. And while they would threaten, they wouldn’t be able to tie the game or take the lead. And Minnesota would take the game, 2-1.
Part of why Minnesota’s in first place in their division is due to how they’ve pitched. Tonight was no exception. The Birds should be used to these pitching duels by now, however this time around they came up short. And that happens.
The series continues tomorrow evening at Camden Yards. Bruce Zimmerman gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Minnesota’s Joe Ryan. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.