The Orioles finished up their trip to the Bay Area of California by playing the Giants in San Francisco. It would be the last series of their current road trip.
Game One: Orioles: 5, Giants 2
Dylan Bundy got the start for the Orioles and despite some noticeable hiccups during his outing, he did not pitch all that bad. On the night, he went 5 2/3 innings allowing two runs one run on three hits while striking out three and walking two.
The main problem for Bundy on the night was the location of his pitches not being where he wanted them to be.
For the offense, Matt Wieters and Adam Jones both had RBI hits in the second inning, making it 2-0 at the time. In the following inning, Mark Trumbo would connect for a two run home run, making it 4-0. And finally, in the top of the fifth, Chris Davis joined the party with a solo home run giving the O’s their fifth run on the night which was enough to hold off the Giants.
Game Two: Giants: 6, Orioles: 2
The Orioles pitching on the day would not be the best with all three pitchers of record giving up two runs each. For the starter, Kevin Gausman, he was only able to go four innings allowing two runs on two hits while striking out nine but also walking six.
The only offense came in the top of the ninth when Ryan Flaherty got a two run single to make it a 6-2 game.
Game Three: Orioles: 8, Giants: 7
In what was probably the most exciting game of the season with the best comeback so far, it did not look good from the beginning. Wade Miley struggled on the day by allowing seven runs, six earned, in only 4 1/3 innings while striking out one and walking two.
Down 7-1 in the seventh inning, Adam Jones would hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Matt Wieters, making it 7-2. Later in the inning, Hyun Soo Kim would get an RBI double to make it 7-3.
In the top of the eighth, the Orioles added two more runs with a solo home run by Mark Trumbo and an RBI single by J.J. Hardy.
And finally, in the top of the ninth, Jonathan Schoop hit a clutch three run home run to give the Orioles an 8-7 lead, their first and only lead in the game, and ultimately the win on the day. The best part about it was the Giants pitched around to Mark Trumbo to face Schoop.
Oh, and the best closer in baseball, Zach Britton, clinched his 37th save which kept his streak alive.
Finishing off a road trip 5-5 that includes going out to the west coast is very positive, in my opinion. Especially when you get to finally go home and have an eight game home stand ahead of you (10 if you count the games in Nationals Park as home games.)
The Orioles will open up the home stand against their division rivals: the Boston Red Sox. Yovani Gallardo will pitch in the opening game against Eduardo Rodriguez with Chris Tillman going up against David Price in the second and final game of the series.