A Little Rain Never Hurt the Comeback Orioles (8/9/22)
The Orioles won a wild game despite three errors and a rain delay.
The Baltimore Orioles did it once again. After a dominant performance on Monday, the O’s got a thrilling victory over the Blue Jays.
The Orioles starting lineup:
C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rustchman C, 3. A. Santander RF, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. T. Vavra DH, 6. A. Hays, 7. R. Odor 2B, 8. R. Urias 3B, 9. J. Mateo SS
The starter on the mound was Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.55 ERA)
The Blue Jays starting lineup:
L. Gurriel Jr LF, 2. V. Guerrero Jr. DH, 3. A. Kirk C, 4. M. Chapman 3B, 5. B. Bichette SS, 6. R. Tapia RF, 7. W. Merrifield CF, 8. C. Biggio 1B, 9. S. Espinal 2B
The starter for the Blue Jays was Alek Manoah (12-5, 2.45 ERA)
In the 1st inning after a video review, Ryan Mountcastle hit into a double play to score Cedric Mullins. The O’s extended the lead after Terrin Vavra hit an RBI single to give the O’s a 2-0 lead.
Bo Bichette cut the score in half with a 347-foot home run to right field (16).
Terrin Vavra hit a sac fly to score Anthony Santander to extend the O’s lead to 3-1 in the 3rd.
In the 6th, Alejandro Kirk hits a single to score Vladimir Guerrero and brings the score to 3-2.
Bryan Baker (4.06 ERA) came in for Bradish. Bo Bichette hit a 3-run 333-foot home run (17) to give the Blue Jays a 5-3 lead. Both of his shots hit the fence in front of the flag court.
Zach Pop (3.27 ERA) relieved for the Blue Jays in the 6th but did not get to pitch. The game then went into a rain delay in the bottom of the 6th.
The game resumed at 10:25 PM EST after being delayed for over an hour.
Anthony Bass (1.52 ERA) came in for the Blue Jays to start the game back off.
Louis Head (7.23 ERA) came on the mound for the O’s after the delay. This was his team debut.
Adam Cimber (3.15 ERA) entered for the Blue Jays in the 7th. Ryan Mountcastle hit a double to score Adley Rutschman. The O’s bring the lead down to 5-4.
Nick Vespi (4.19 ERA) came in for the Orioles in the 8th and escaped a jam.
Yimi Garcia (2.58 ERA) relieved Climber. The Orioles were running out of outs before Rougned Odor hit a two-run 415-foot home run to complete the comeback. 6-5 O’s. The no-doubter was complete with a bat flip and postgame Gatorade bath.
Felix Bautista (1.72 ERA) came in and closed the game for the O’s, completing his 5th save of the season.
The O’s will look for the sweep of the Blue Jays tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10th at 7:05 PM EST. It will be hard to top this win.