16 APR 2016: Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo before the MLB game between the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire)

Mark Trumbo crushed a 461 foot home run with Chris Davis aboard. He is the Orioles Hangout Player of the game.


Wade Miley out pitched superstar Stephen Strasburg. He pitched five innings and threw 119 pitches. Miley walked four and struck out five, and danced around the powerful Nationals National league all night allowing only two runs. His fastball was 92, 93 mph all evening.


Mychal Givens took the sixth inning and allowed no runs. He did allow two hits, pitching to one batter in the seventh.

Donnie Hart handled the heart of the Washington order inducing a pop up from Bryce Harper and a double play by Ryan Zimmerman in the seventh inning. He allowed a hit in the eighth.

Alec Asher relieved with a runner on. He struck out two and allowed a home run to Michael Taylor. Then he struck out Trea Turner.

Brad Brach faced the two, three, four, slots in his attempt to close the ninth. Jayson Werth saw ten pitched, then he homered. Harper doubled. With the bases loaded and one down. Matt Wieters faced his former team. He drove in two for the win.


Seth Smith doubled to start the game, the Orioles scored three times.

Trumbo and Manny Machado homered  and Caleb Joseph continued his hitting streak and knocked in a run.


J.J. Hardy levitated to snag a sure double with the bases loaded.


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Michael Williams
Michael Williams has been an Orioles fan since the sixties when his family moved from Reading Pa to York Pa. Also, the Phillies and 1964. His Grandfather got the Chef Boyardee box seats and Mike was hooked. Brooks Robinson calls him not a fan, but a friend. He has been a member of the Orioles Hangout since early in the New Millennium and Managing Editor since 2011. Or so it seems. He lives in Harrisburg PA, down by the river. Not currently in a van.