Dylan Bundy continues cementing his role as the staff ace with his fourth straight quality start as he tossed seven shut out innings to propel the Orioles to a 2-0 win over the Red Sox.
Player of Game:
Dylan Bundy with his seven shutout innings
– Bundy spread out six hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings. He was never really in any big jams but when he was, he was able to get the needed the strikeout or induce the double play. He threw 71 strikes in his 108 pitches and was lifted in the 8th after allowing a leadoff single.
Highlighted hitting moments:
– The Orioles only had six on the night as the offense continues to be stifled of late.
– Adam Jones knocked in Craig Gentry with the games first run after Gentry had doubled.
– After lining out sharply to center field in his previous at bat, Manny Machado took Drew Pomeranz 11 rows deep into the left field stands in the 5th inning to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead.
Highlighted pitching moments:
– Donnie Hart continues to be given a bigger role as he was brought on with a runner on first and the tie run at the plate in right-handed pinch hitter Chris Young. Young worked a 3-2 count before drawing a walk bringing up Dustin Pedrioa. Buck left Hart in instead of going to Mychal Givens and Pedrioa fly out deep to left allowing Christian Vasquez to go to 3rd. Hart then struck out Andrew Benintendi before being replaced by Givens.
– With two on, and Orioles killer Mookie Betts at the plate, Givens came on and got him to pop up softly to second base to end the threat.
– Pitching for the 3rd straight game, Brad Brach pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 3rd straight save.
Highlighted defensive plays
– Gentry made a nice play early in the game when he went into the corner and cut what looked to be a sure double holding the runner to a single.
– J.J. Hardy‘s lack of arm strength cost him an error when he short hopped a throw that Chris Davis was unable to real in for his 2nd error of the season.