Os Give Up Lead Late On Bautista Homer. Regain it on Beefy One. Win 7-5

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Kevin Gausman pitched better, Welington Castillo is still how. Adam Jones and Jon Schoop are Walking. That’s a recipe for another Orioles win. Combined with other AL East carnage, the 2017 Baltimore Orioles sit atop the standings once more. 7-5 was the final score

Starting Pitching

Kevin Gausman was not “slug” awful. He did not give up the early lead. He pitched six full innings allowing only two earned runs. Ten Hits, a walk, and five strikeouts.  He threw 99 MLH in the sixth inning at over 100 pitches. Gausman had kept his pitch count down until that inning.

Relief Pitching

Richard Bleier issued a walk after an error and those runs scored…

When Mychal Givens allowed a three-run, two-strike Joey Bat Flip into the left field stands. To give the Canadians the lead.

Givens’ record is 5-0 with 3 blown saves. Its seems like it is the Orioles that have been saving his bacon. No, not that Canadian ham.

O’Day and Brach did their things.

Hitting

Manny Machado hit a majestic shot to give the Orioles their initial lead. The OS left the bases loaded with one out earlier and it took the return of Dr. Longball to cure the drought.

Welington Castillo is a three win plus player so far this season. In that, he was single-handedly won more than three games. His late three-run bomb saved the Orioles from the horrors they experienced on the road trip.

Mark Trumbo hit safely in three of four at-bats.

Manny Machado singled to go with his home run.

Fielding

J.J. Hardy threw the ball away and Chris Davis was unable to get back to the bag. Joey “Toss My Bat to Look Special” homered. Davis dropped anothe ball at first and Hardy was slow on a toss to second. All meaningful miscues.

Box Score

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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.