Alex Cobb allowed three runs before recording an out. But it is his spring training. In the first inning, his velocity was up to 93 MPH. He induced several ground balls as well a first-inning double play. His second inning saw him up to a 48 pitch count but no further damage allowed. Cobb gave up a solo shot in the third inning. In the fourth inning, a Benintendi double scored two. A Hanley Ramirez run-scoring double ended his outing.
Player of the Game
Today, we’ll go with Pedro Alvarez, who homered for the first two Orioles runs. Hey. Runs are important.
- Alex Cobb showcased a sinker, a four seam and a wonderful curveball. The first home run he allowed was on the straightest fastball you’ve seen. Line (3 2/3 innings, 10 hits, 7 runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, 2 HRs. 79/49)
Highlighted hitting moments:
- Jonathan Schoop went to the DL with an oblique injury. Unknown duration.
- Trey Mancini singled and doubled. 115 MPH off the bat.
- Adam Jones hit a ground ball single.
- Chris Davis doubled and scored.
Highlighted pitching moments:
- Richard Bleier worked the final 2.1 innings of the game. Ole rubber arm didn’t allow a run and struck out three. He has a 0.75 ERA on the young season and might have quietly become the best reliever in this pen.
Highlighted fielding moments:
- Manny Machado erred on a relay throw permitting the first Red Sox run.
- Manny Machado erred in the third to allow the eighth run. Another throwing error.
- Chance Sisco put Mookie Betts out of the game with the collision at the plate that Machado’s first error caused.
- Danny Valencia erred.