Baltimore Orioles: Some days you just don’t have it

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Tyler Wilson held tough until the sixth inning, but the Baltimore Orioles eventually fell to Seattle 7-2, dropping two of three.

The Baltimore Orioles went into this afternoon’s game with Seattle with Tyler Wilson on the mound, and a chance to take two-of-three from the AL West leaders. Unfortunately for the Birds, they just “didn’t have it” today. And that happens sometimes, folks. Over 162 games, it’s impossible to win them all, or even to have your best stuff in all of them.

Wilson held strong through the beginning innings before Seattle touched him up a bit. Wilson’s line: 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K. In my view he actually pitched better than his stat line indicates, but we all know how that goes. Wilson induced some key strikeouts and a few key pop outs, but at the end of the day all that matters is who’s ahead in the run column.

Seattle took an early 1-0 lead on Cruz’s RBI-single in the first inning. While Wilson found himself in trouble early, he also pitched out of that first inning without further damage. The Orioles would tie things up in the last of the second on an Alvarez RBI-double, and on we played at one a piece.

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Seattle took the lead for good on an RBI-single by Smith, although the Orioles got out of that fifth inning when he tried to stretch it into a double. However an inning later Lind blew the game wide open with a three-run homer, giving Seattle a 5-1 lead. The Birds would tack one on in the eighth when Jones grounded into an RBI, however their fate was sealed in the top of the ninth when Martin smacked a two-run homer.

You never want to drop a series, however keep in mind that Seattle’s pitching is probably better than advertised. Furthermore they’re a first place team in their own right, in the AL West. So this is no slouch of a team by any means.

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