A pitch sailed that away from catcher Nick Hundley cost the Baltimore Orioles a game.
Smyly (9-10) tossed seven innings of two-hit baseball as the Rays defeated the Orioles 3-1 in the third game of the four-game series.
The Baltimore Orioles look for some more consistency tonight on offense against the Tampa Bay Rays in game 3 of a 4 game series.
Last season, Baltimore traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs. On Friday, the Orioles got to see firsthand how nicely the right-hander has developed in the National League.
While Baltimore’s 161 homers lead the majors by a comfortable margin, that power has overshadowed an outstanding run by the pitching staff.
The Orioles 5 man rotation of Tillman, Norris, Chen, Gausman and Gonzalez might only have one All-Star appearance among them right now, that would be Tillman last year, but they’re pitching like stars.
For much of the weekend, Baltimore didn’t look like a division leader or contender. They were ordinary Orioles. One inning salvaged them.
The Baltimore Orioles apparently drained all the big hits from their bats while having their way with St. Louis Cardinals in two straight blowouts.
Kevin Gausman (5-3, 3.70) takes the mound for Baltimore looking to build on Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
For much of the first half of the season, the Baltimore Orioles were selective and cautious with their use of rookie Kevin Gausman.
Machado and the Orioles figure to be in for another close encounter Wednesday night when they face 11-game winner Garrett Richards and the visiting Los Angeles Angels.
While they should be feeling confident with their AL Cy Young candidate on the mound, the Seattle Mariners are hoping a familiar face can provide a boost for their sluggish offense.