Bullpen Melts Down, Orioles Lose 7-3

The Baltimore Orioles had kept the game close despite the shakiness of their starting pitcher. 

Wade Miley pitched a scoreless five innings, but he also walked seven batters. Ultimately, Baltimore would allow eleven walks against the New York Yankees. The bullpen eventually would cave in, the hitters couldn’t hit with runners in scoring position, and this would lead to a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Bronx Bombers.

In the second inning, Mark Trumbo walked and Chris Davis singled with one man out. Trey Mancini came up to bat and grounded out into a 3-4-1 double play, but Chris Carter made an errant throw. The Orioles would score on an RBI fielder’s choice.

Jonathan Schoop would walk later on and was batted in by J.J. Hardy. Then in the fifth inning, Adam Jones smacked a ball off of C.C. Sabathia on a comeback single. Jones eventually would get to third and scored on a Trumbo single.

Bullpen Struggles

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Tyler Wilson would come into the game after Miley’s short outing. Wilson would get the first two batters out. Then, he ran into some trouble with Aaron Judge and Austin Romine. The two players hit back-to-back singles and then they would be driven in by Ronald Torreyes.

Despite this adversity, the Orioles still led the game in the seventh inning. With Zach Britton and Brad Brach unavailable after pitching in two straight games, manager Buck Showalter went to Mychal Givens out of the bullpen.

Givens would get the final two outs of the seventh inning, but Judge smashed a home into left field in the next inning. Darren O’Day would come in for Givens in the ninth inning and was decimated. O’Day walked three batters and gave up four runs in only 2/3 of an inning.

The Orioles then lost the game 7-3. Their next game is on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 9, 1:35 PM
Oriole Park
New York
7 – 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 7 9 0
Orioles 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 2

Winning Pitcher: Dellin Betances (1-1)

Losing Pitcher: O’Day (0-1)

Next Matchup:

When: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. ET
Where: Fenway Park

About Kyle Andrews 90 Articles
Born in Norfolk, VA and raised Baltimore, MD. Currently a college student at the University of Baltimore and formerly the sports editor of McDaniel College. Also a former intern of PressBox Online in Baltimore.

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