Baltimore Orioles fall to New York in series opener

Kyle Bradish got the start for the Baltimore Orioles as they returned home to open a series with the New York Yankees. Unfortunately for Bradish, Oriole bars remained as cold as they were in Detroit over the weekend. In effect, Bradish made one bad pitch, which was combined with some bad luck. Bradish’s line: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 6 K.

With a runner on base in the top of the third, Stanton smacked an RBI-double for New York. But Bradish and the Birds would have taken that all day at the time. There were two outs, and Stanton got greedy and tried to advance to third. And he was throwing out in doing so, ending the inning.

However one inning later Bradish surrendered a three-run homer to Trevino. But Trevino got a little bit lucky in that sequence. The ball appeared to be drifting foul, and it hit odd the edge of the right field foul pole. New York would net two insurance runs in the ninth, off solo homers by Donaldson and Rizzo respectively.

Anthony Santander smacked solo homers in the last of the fourth and in the last of the ninth, accounting for the Orioles’ only runs. But keep in mind that this team is being ravaged by injuries right now. Yes, you’d like to get more than one run in a game. In fact, for the most part you have to get more than one run. But this is a team with depleted power and skill right now. At some point, that will change.

The series continues tomorrow at Camden Yards. Spencer Watkins gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by New York’s Jameson Tailion. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.

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