Another quality start for a starter, and another win for the Baltimore Orioles. Tonight it was Tyler Wells – again. As we know, these games are all team efforts; win or lose. But it all begins and ends with starting pitching. Wells’ line: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K.
The one hit obviously stands out. Wells attacked the strike zone with aggression tonight. And it showed in the results. Pittsburgh hitters were consistently behind, and in truth they nary had a chance.
Offensively the story was two home runs. Both solo shots. Adley Rutschman hit one right off the bat in the first inning. Gunnar z Henderson followed in the second. And those two runs stood up and lifted the O’s for the rest of the game.
They say solo homers don’t beat you. But when you get a couple of solo homers and your starter’s dealing the way Wells was tonight, they do beat you. Pittsburgh, that is. Great pitching and a pair of solo homers. That’s the story of this game for the O’s.
And with that, the Orioles have won another series. And against another good team. First Tampa this past week. Now this. And the ceiling may not have been reached yet.
The series concludes tomorrow afternoon at Camden Yards. Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Birds, and he’ll be opposed by Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller. Game time is set for just after 1:30 PM.