Kyle Bradish took the mound tonight for the Baltimore Orioles in the wake of a couple of poor outings in New York and Boston. And while Bradish didn’t stick around for long enough to get the win, he did put the O’s in a spot to win. And thus to open up June with a win. (against Seattle). Bradish’s line: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K.
It was important to win tonight as we enter June, as the O’s lost big to Seattle last night. They took the lead in the last of the second, and never gave it up. Rougned Odor smacked a three-run homer and the O’s led 3-0.
Crawford would smack a solo homer for Seattle in the fourth, and Rodriguez an infield RBI-single in the fifth. This cut the Birds’ lead to 3-2. But Seattle cutting the lead to one was the only “blip in the radar” so to speak. Because on this night the Orioles weren’t going to be denied.
Austin Hays would extend the lead to 4-2 in the fifth with an RBI-single. One inning later in the last of the sixth Ryan Mountcastle and Ramon Urias went back-to-back with solo homers, busting the game wide open with a 6-3 Oriole lead.
But the Birds weren’t finished – neither in the game, nor in the sixth inning. Cedric Mullins smacked an RBI-double, and Trey Mancini made himself good with the new dimensions at Camden Yards with a two-run homer. This afternoon Mancini hit a few balls to left field which in the past would have been home runs.
And with that, the O’s took a 9-2 victory over Seattle to the showers. Starting a new month in such a powerful manner is always a good thing. Now the Birds need to continue that momentum.
The series with Seattle concludes tomorrow evening at Camden Yards. Jordan Lyles gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Seattle’s Chris Flexen. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.