The O’s hit the road today to open up a six game road trip starting with the first of three against the defending world champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Baltimore walked into the match up with wins in four of their last five, they were 6-3 against National League opponents. However, they were 8-20 with five straight losses on the road.
They square off against the Phils, who are a miserable 13-19 at home. In fact the only team in the NL East that has a winning record at home is the Mets.
Tonight the O’s sent Rich Hill to the mound against Antonio Bastardo. Both pitchers were looking for their third win of the season.
Hill gave up two runs in the first inning, but gave himself the lead with an RBI single in the second inning that scored Matt Wieters. Gotta love interleague play. Wieters drove in the first two runs.
In the 9th the Orioles sealed the deal. Nolan Reimold started it off with a solo homerun, his 8th of the year. The O’s have now homered in 6 straight games and Reimold leads all rookies in the majors in homeruns. Then with Oscar Salazar and Brian Roberts on base, Nick Markakis hit a two run double that put the Birds on top 7-2.