Baltimore Orioles Drop Two Losing Ground on Playoff Chances

The Baltimore Orioles struggled to get on the board in the Friday evening double headers against the New York Yankees.

After taking advantage of the Yankees a few days ago, the Baltimore Orioles did not look like a team that deserves a spot in the expanded 2020 playoffs.

They lost the first by a score of 6-0 and didn’t look any better in the second giving up 10 runs and only scoring 1. T

In Alex Cobb‘s first outing after his stint on the DL, he gave the Yankees an opportunity to have some batting practice. Honestly, he looked like an amateur against Gerrit Cole who had his best outings of the season striking out nine, allowing two hits, and no runs.

Cobb on the other hand gave up a quick home run to DJ LeMahieu and it only went down hill from there. He allowed a second home run in the second with a runner on. In the seven-inning game, the O’s never found their footing and recorded a sad, sad two hits by Hanser Alberto and Renato Nunez.

The second game wasn’t any better. Keegan Akin returned to Earth after his win over Cole a week ago. His line looked more like that of a rookie, as he could not make it out of the first inning. The Yankees definitely watched tape on the young pitcher. They used timely hitting to score four runs in the first.

Asher Wojciechowski proved that he gives up runs no matter where Brandon Hyde uses him. Wojo was credited with the other six Yankees runs on the night after Travis Lakins continued his dominance in relief allowing two hits and no runs in his 2.1 innings of work. Carson Fulmer‘s debut with the team was hopeful, too. He put up a line of goose eggs in his 1.1 innings.

The offensive highlight was all DJ Stewart, who began a new home run streak after ending it in the earlier game. He recorded two hits on the night, but the only run of the game.

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The Orioles face the Yankees this afternoon at 1:05 PM. Hopefully, the team can regain some respect after giving the Bombers 16 runs in one night (albeit over 14 innings). Dean Kremer has the chance to show that he’s not a fluke as he faces off against Jordan Montgomery. The O’s have some ground to make up if they want a spot in the 2020 playoffs.