The Orioles called up Chris Tillman from Norfolk to make the Fourth of July start in Seattle Wednesday, hoping he’d piece together a solid enough start to rest some of the arms in the bullpen and save them for the upcoming Angels series.
Wei-Yin Chen was perfection through 6.1 innings in Seattle Tuesday night.
Matt Taylor pitched 7.0 strong innings tonight in a 4-2 Delmarva win.
Jaime Esquivel struck out 8 tonight in his outing versus the Staten Island Yankees
Before Friday, the last time the Orioles beat an opponent that scored at least eight runs against them without going into extra innings, Jake Arrieta was their starting (and winning) pitcher, and they beat the Indians.
The Orioles find themselves in a troubling position after Thursday’s series opener against Cleveland. Both of their reliable starters have pitched poorly on back-to-back nights for the first time all year, and now they’re forced to depend on three others (including one who’s started just one game in the majors this season) to right a rapidly sinking ship in the next three games.
Every team needs that one player to ignite the fire. They need that one person whom can spark a rally. Adam Jones has undoubtedly been that player for the Baltimore Orioles. In AAA Norfolk, there has been this guy named Xavier Avery doing the same thing.