Wednesday’s 10-3 to the New York Yankees happened partly as a result of 8 runs surrendered by the Baltimore bullpen. A quintet of relievers could not hold a one-run lead and the Orioles eventually melted down in the late innings.
Matt Harvey started and pitched 4.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, one, an Anthony Rizzo 4th inning homerun, while walking 2 and striking out 1. He left the game due to discomfort in his right knee, discomfort that started in the second inning while fielding a comebacker and returned in the fourth inning when he covered first base. The start, while not horrible, ended Harvey’s 3 game streak of pitching 6 or more innings. The Rizzo homerun ended his 21.2 scoreless inning streak as well. Harvey did however, leave with a 2-1 lead.
The bullpen parade started with Cesar Valdez (1.0 IP, 1 R, 2 H), who allowed the Yankees to tie the game. Cole Sulser was up next and allowed 1 run on 1 hit while walking 1 and striking out 1 in 1.0 inning; he was tagged with the loss.
Sulser was followed by Paul Fry (0.1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB) and Dillon Tate (0.2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K). Dusten Knight (1.0 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 K) finished out the game for the Orioles.
DJ Stewart (0 for 2, 1 BB) inexplicably allowed a bases loaded pop fly by Giancarlo Stanton to drop in front of him for a bases-clearing double in the Yankees 5 run 7th inning.
Ryan Mountcastle (1 for 3, 1 Run Scored, 2 RBI) hit the team’s only extra-base hit, a 4th inning homerun, his 19th of the season.
Cedric Mullins continued to do what he does, going 2 for 4 with a run scored and he showed his hustle by getting to third on a what appeared to be a hit and run by Ramon Urias; Urias went 1 for 4 with a run scored.
Austin Hays went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI and a stolen base.
2021 Record: 38-69
Next Game: Fri. Aug. 6 @ 7:05pm