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.
For the Orioles, Miguel Gonzalez was making his ninth major league appearance, and sixth career start.
The Orioles were shut out Friday night, although Troy Patton and the bullpen was fantastic once again.
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.
Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 batters, leading the way to a 6-1 win for the birds.
The Orioles entered Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay having gone through their most impressive stretch of starting pitching all season. Despite dropping the last two games following a five game winning streak, Orioles starters had a stretch of seven consecutive quality starts. Yeah, about that…
Chris Tillman shook off a horrendous second outing of the year with a terrific performance in Cleveland Saturday night, getting late-inning offensive heroics from a man who started his major league career when Tillman was 3 years old.
Wei-Yin Chen (W, 8-5) followed up Tommy Hunter’s solid outing Wednesday with one of his own, giving up three runs on six hits in seven innings.