The Baltimore Orioles haven’t been in jeopardy of losing their big division lead, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t feeling better after snapping their road losing streak.
Prior to Dan Duquette, the Orioles had 14 straight losing seasons. Since he was hired, 3 straight winning seasons, and barring an epic collapse, two playoff years.
Miguel Gonzalez, starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, joined Scott, Jeremy and Jason to discuss his shut out performance on Wednesday night and to talk about the ride it’s been to be a part of the 2014 Baltimore Orioles. Miguel pitched in his first career complete game shutout Wednesday and said he felt great throughout the whole performance. “Dave came up to me and asked me how I was feeling and I told him I’m okay I’m fine, I’m feeling strong and he told me to go get them. It was fun man it was exciting,”
Over his last nine games, Gonzalez is 4-2 with an ERA of 2.00. His last four starts have been quality starts and his ERA in that span is an outstanding 1.27.
The Baltimore Orioles are building a seemingly insurmountable lead atop the AL East behind impressive success at home.
Getting back home has made all the difference for the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles.
Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
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.
Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday before the Orioles’ game against the Chicago White Sox that starter Ubaldo Jimenez is moving to the bullpen.
In this matchup, Happ will pitch opposite Miguel Gonzalez (5-6, 3.93), who didn’t get this month off to a strong start after shining in July.
Thanks to five runs combined in the seventh and eighth inning the Birds won 7-3 over the National League East’s best team.
Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Dustin Ackley had a solo shot and the Seattle Mariners got an effective outing from their bullpen in a 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.