You really can’t script out a better way to win games if you’re the Baltimore Orioles. Give up fewer runs than the opponent, that is. Kyle Bradish afforded Los Angeles one run tonight at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. That’s tough to beat. Bradish’s line. 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K.
Last night you may remember I said Dean Kremer had an in between start. While the Orioles still won, contrast that with Bradish being spot on this evening. For what it’s worth, Bradish pitched to a quality start.
The Birds got on the board in the last of the third with Ryan Mountcastle’s RBI-single. However one inning later they found it tied again, as Trout smacked a solo homer. It was perhaps the only bad pitch Bradish threw. But either way it landed in the seats and tied the game up at one.
However it wasn’t tied for long. Cedric Mullins’ RBI-single gave the O’s the lead back in the bottom of that fourth inning. Austin Hays would take that base hit and raise it with a solo homer in the last of the fifth. And the Orioles took a 3-1 lead into the later innings.
And at that point, the Oriole bullpen shut things down by way of Cionel Perez and Yennier Cano. And remember folks, that’s how you win games in 2023. A stellar bullpen. The 2023 O’s will go as far as their bullpen takes them. So far, so good.
The series concludes tomorrow at Camden Yards. Tyler Wells gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Los Angeles’ Tyler Anderson. Game time is set for just after 12:30 PM.