Despite Chris Tillman’s best (worst?) efforts, the Orioles managed to win their third straight game and secured a series win in the Bronx against the Yankees.
Tillman surrendered five runs to the Bombers in the bottom of the first, but the O’s rallied with seven of their own in the second and never looked back. Baltimore would eventually score 11 unanswered runs and Tillman even got the win.
After the game, Yankees starter Ivan Nova was asked about blowing a 5-run lead and he told the New York media that it was just “bad luck.”
“It was a tough day for me. I threw a lot of good sliders, I threw some good curveballs, I broke two bats and they got base hits. It’s not a good day,” Nova said according to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com
He might call it ‘bad luck’, but I call it ‘Orioles Magic’.
Nova’s skipper Joe Girardi doesn’t call it either of those options. “Well, he had no fastball command, an inconsistent slider and an inconsistent curveball,” Girardi said.