The Baltimore Orioles and starter Kyle Gibson were shut out in Kansas City tonight. They were shut out for the first time all season. You aren’t going going to win them all, that much we know. Gibson’s line: 6.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 0 K.
Gibson didn’t pitch poorly per se. He actually went fairly deep into the game, which helped the bullpen. Especially in this case, with a day game after a night game tomorrow. And obviously he wasn’t helped out by the bats at all. The O’s didn’t have a runner in scoring position until the ninth inning tonight.
Kansas City took the lead in the fourth on a solo homer by Pasquantino. He would then turn around in the last of the sixth and smack an RBI-double, followed in the seventh by a sac fly-RBI by Garcia.
It was that seventh inning which really did the Birds in. When the smoke cleared, Kansas City had put six runs on the board, and chased Gibson to the showers. Games like these happen, even for contending teams. You have to shake them off and move onto tomorrow.
The series concludes tomorrow at Kauffman Stadium. Grayson Rodriguez gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles (former Oriole). Game time is set for just after 2 PM.