In what has almost become a comically bad team over the last week, the Angels beat up the inept Orioles 10-2 as a mix of awful pitching and hitting has become the new staple as they lose their 6th straight game.
Orioles Lineup vs RHP Julio Teheran (1-3, 7.33)
- Hanser Alberto – 2B
- Chance Sisco – DH
- Austin Hays – CF
- Dwight Smith Jr. – LF
- Renato Nunez – 1B
- Anthony Santander – RF
- Pedro Severino – C
- Jose Iglesias – SS
- Andrew Velazquez
Starting Pitcher – JT Brubaker (0-0, 4.35)
The Orioles got on the board first in the top of the second when Jose Iglesias lined a two-out double that scored Anthony Santander from first to make it 1-0.
The Angels though took Orioles starter JT Brubaker to the woodshed in the 3rd inning when they scored six times, including a three-run homer from Brian Goodwin to take a 6-1 lead. Lord almighty this team is playing bad right now with no way to stop these big innings.
Pedro Severino hit a two-out homer in the 4th to cut the lead to 6-2. Brubaker walked the first batter he saw in the 4th and that was all manager Brandon Hyde needed to see. Brubaker couldn’t command anything tonight, walking four and hitting two in just three innings of work. Hyde brought in Glenn Sparkman to make his Orioles debut.
Sparkman walked the first batter he faced, got an out, then grooved one to Mike Trout who hit one 405 feet to the opposite field to make it 9-2. Looks like Sparkman will fit right into this dumpster fire.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the hill, Teheran, who came into the game with a 7.33 ERA, found the Orioles inept offense just the prescription for his problems as he set them down without much of a fight until getting replaced with one out in the 7th inning.
The Angels would tack on another run on Sparkman in the bottom of the 6th and the game ended with 10-2 score.
Orioles Player of the Game: Tony Pente (For everyday, opening up this game, making out a lineup full of bad players and putting a starter on the hill that probably should be in AAA and expecting them to compete, only to watch this team get it’s brains beat in with no real way out. Not only having to go through this sim, but actually write this game summary everyday, upload pics of the boxscore, then go read through the minor league boxscores to see what horrors await there. So congratulations life, not only have you taken real baseball away, you’ve forced me into spending my time documenting this disaster. Well played.)
After Game Moves
The Orioles announced Tony Pente has taken a leave of absence because this team is so awful that his blood pressure literally has been rising each day as not only can this team not win, it’s can’t even compete.
Seriously, realizing the team needs some additional long relief since their starter’s are literally a dumpster fire full of explosives and will need a long reliever, the Orioles sent Sparkman back to AAA with a corresponding move to be announced tomorrow.
Minor League Highlights
Norfolk loss 3-9 (6-7)
Rylan Bannon went 2-for-4 with a home run but Bruce Zimmerman was bad once again as the Norfolk pitching has been almost as bad as the Orioles.
Bowie win 3-1 (7-5)
Mike Baumann (1.40) struck out eight and allowed just one hit over seven innings of work as he been one of the few bright spots with Orioles prospects pitching this year. 1B Preston Palmeiro hit his 3rd home runs of the year.
Keys lost 0-5 (4-9)
Brendan Hanifee allowed three runs over six innings with five strikeouts but the Keys offense was one-hit.
Delmarva win 7-2 (5-8)
Shorebirds banged out 11 singles out of their 13 hits.