Adam Jones gave teammate Wei-Yin Chen the ultimate Twitter compliment on Sunday night. “Oh yea Chen has Gorilla balls when he takes the mound,” @SimplyAJ10 tweeted, channeling the all-time great baseball flick Major League.
And Jones couldn’t be more right. After allowing five runs on five hits in the first inning on Sunday, Chen settled in, then maintained a 7-5 lead and eventually earned his 12th big league win for the Baltimore Orioles. Chen forced slugger Prince Fielder to ground into a double play with two on in the 2nd inning and retired the side in the 3rd and 5th.
Huge series win against a tough Tigers team. Oh yea Chen has Gorilla balls when he takes the mound.
— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) August 19, 2012
Final line: 5 innings, 7 hits (5 in the first inning), 5 earned runs (all in the first inning), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and most importantly a “W”.
Jones called it “gorilla balls,” I call it amazing confidence. Either way, Chen has been a huge part of the Orioles success in 2012.