Now up to seven consecutive losses, the Baltimore Orioles will have a lot to think about before their next game on Tuesday.
The Baltimore Orioles finally broke out of their offensive slump, but it still wasn’t enough to beat the Yankees in the second game of their weekend series. Kevin Gausman and Mychal Givens delivered lackluster performances on the mound, resulting in the 8-5 loss.
With an Adam Jones homer in the first inning, the Birds got off to another fast start, but they didn’t hold the lead for long. Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar hit a two-run blast in the very next frame; Giancarlo Stanton followed suit in the third inning, and just like that, the Bronx Bombers were up 4-1.
Gausman lasted until the sixth inning, but after a two-run rally, his night was over. While the Birds scored two more runs of their own to cut the deficit, a poor relief outing from Mychal Givens put the game out of reach.
Now up to seven straight losses, the Birds are in desperate need of some good fortune. With today’s game postponed due to rain, they’ll have plenty to think about as they prepare to play the Mets on Tuesday. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
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Schmuck: Orioles should beware of the quick fix, because this season is not fixable: The Orioles have recovered from bad starts in the past, but there’s no climbing out of their current hole. Here, Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun implores the Birds to move forward with a rebuild and consider keeping manager Buck Showalter.
MLB free agent rumors: Orioles considering Hanley Ramirez: With a fire sale looming on the horizon, it makes sense that the O’s would want to pad their lineup with a veteran bat. Ramirez, a three-time All-Star, is batting just .254/.313/.395, but that wouldn’t look out of place next to Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop.
Longtime Orioles scout Bruce Kison dies after battle with cancer: Kison was an Orioles scout for nearly two decades, working mostly in the professional ranks. He also posted a 115-88 record with a 3.66 ERA in 380 games for the Pirates, Angels and Red Sox. Rest in peace, Bruce.
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