After winning four consecutive starts, Tillman (L, 5-2) was hit hard Saturday by the Royals.
Manny Machado’s call-up Thursday night was one greeted with surprise, optimism, excitement, and fear by almost everyone in Orioles Nation.
Exactly 23 years after his father, former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson, won his first major league game, Steve Johnson shut down the Seattle Mariners to pick up his first ML win.
Matt Wieters hit two homers in the Orioles amazing 14-inning victory.
The Orioles picked up seven scoreless innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen Saturday night in Tampa, and the offense chipped in, too, en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Rays.
The Orioles were shut out Friday night, although Troy Patton and the bullpen was fantastic once again.
The Orioles received a little payback in New York Wednesday afternoon, falling 12-3 to the Yankees. JJ Hardy connected for a Solo Shot in the big blowout.
At first, it looked like the Orioles were intent on punishing their front office for not making any deals at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Miguel Gonzalez struck out eight batters and Jim Johnson notched his first save since his meltdown.