Tuesday’s 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals may have provided fans with a glimpse of what the future of the Orioles may look like.
Alexander Wells started and lasted 4.0 innings. The left-hander allowed 2 runs, one on a Carlos Santana homerun, 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 2.
Michael Baumann, making his MLB debut, relieved Wells and pitched 3.2 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits with 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Baumann was so focused on the game that the home plate umpire, James Hoye, had to hold up the game in order to get the baseball back from him as a memento of his first pitch and strike. Baumann was credited with the win, his first.
Dillon Tate (0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) provided the bridge for Tyler Wells (1.0 IP, 1 K) to finish the game.
Two-run homeruns by both DJ Stewart (1 for 4, 1 Run Scored, 2 RBI) and Austin Hays (1 for 3, 1 Run Scored, 3 RBI, 1 HBP) gave the Orioles an early 6-1 lead and the Baby Bird pitchers took it from there.
Cedric Mullins (1 for 3, 2 Runs Scored, 1 RBI, 1 BB) hit his 27th homerun of the season in the 7th inning.
Anthony Santander went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI.
Overall, it was good to see what the players of 2022 and beyond may look like.
2021 Record: 44-93
Next Game: Wed. Sept. 8 @ 7:05pm