In this most recent series against the New York Yankees, the Orioles seemed to have a lot of runs. Unfortunately for them, it was the kind that usually comes from food-based illnesses.
Game One: Yankees: 2, Orioles: 1
The series opener was the closest game of the four with a battle between two young starters in Kevin Gausman and Ivan Nova. For the O’s, Gausman went 6 2/3 innings allowing two runs on six hits while striking out six and walking only one.
Once again, Gausman was not able to get enough run support to help him despite a very good pitching performance. The Orioles lone run came from a solo home run by Jonathan Schoop in the third inning.
Game Two: Yankees: 7, Orioles: 1
Vance Worley got the start for the Orioles in this game and did not pitch all that well. Worley went 4 1/3 inning and allowed three runs on three hits while striking out only three and walking four.
Game Three: Yankees: 5, Orioles: 0
Once again, another tough game for the Orioles offense and starting pitching to continue with how the rest of the series has gone. Yovani Gallardo got the start for the Orioles and pitched moderately okay by Orioles’ standards. Gallardo went seven innings allowing four runs on five hits while striking out five and walking four.
The only positive thing I could get from this game on the offensive side is that J.J. Hardy had two hits. That is it.
Game Four: Orioles: 4, Yankees: 1
The Orioles’ offense finally breaks out a bit and is helped out by Chris Tillman to let the O’s avoid a sweep against the Yankees.
Tillman on the day went seven innings allowing one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking only two. This game gave Tillman his 14th win on the year and lowered his ERA to 3.18.
J.J. Hardy got the scoring going in the top of the first with a two run single that allowed both Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado to score.
Jonathan Schoop tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning with a two-RBI double, making it a 4-1 game.
Considering a lot of the guys on the Orioles’ roster were dealing with a pretty bad case of the flu, I am fully okay with only winning one game against the Yankees in New York. The Orioles will now get to go home, hopefully back to full health, for the first time since the All Star break.
In their next series, they will face the Cleveland Indians for the second and final time this season. The series will get started with Dylan Bundy going up against Trevor Bauer. Game two will feature Kevin Gausman facing off against Josh Tomlin with game three featuring Vance Worley and Corey Kluber.