Delmon Young - Baltimore Orioles

Coming into Tuesday’s game against the Yankees the Orioles were slashing .208/.254/.309 as a team. They had recorded just 54 hits on the season, ranking 17th in Major League Baseball. Their four home runs were tied for 20th in the league.

How very un-Orioles like.

Finally, in the Bronx, the bats finally woke up. The Orioles offense surged for 14 runs on 20 hits and defeated the Yankees by nine runs. Every player in the Orioles starting lineup recorded a hit. Matt Wieters was the only dude without a multi-hit game. All he did was hit a two-run dong in the eighth inning.

Delmon Young, Steve Lombardozzi and Ryan Flaherty all had three hit games. The bottom third of the lineup went 8-for-15 with three extra base-hits and four runs scored.

Hooray for good offensive stats.

We knew it was just a matter of time. Interestingly, the weather in New York was the nicest the O’s have seen all season, 62 degrees at first pitch. I wouldn’t expect a ton of 14 run games for the Orioles, but it’s nice to see what this offense is capable of doing when everything starts to click.