O’s Split Four Game Series With Yanks

Game One: Orioles 12, Yankees 5

– Tommy Hunter pitched a great game until he tired in the 7th inning. Fortunately the offense put up huge numbers on the board so it didn’t matter. He ended up giving up four runs on five hits over sevens innings with four strikeouts. Willie Eyre gave up a run in the 8th and Jim Johnson pitched a perfect 9th.
– Every hitter in the lineup had a hit in the game and most of the hits went for extra bases. Mark Reynolds hit a solo homerun, JJ Hardy hit a two run shot, and Matt Wieters connected on a three run homer. Wieters also doubled. Nolan Reimold had a double, triple, and three RBI. Matt Angle and Robert Andino each hit a double and stole a base. Ryan Adams also doubled.

Player of the game: Matt Wieters – 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, double (24), HR (14) (.267 AVG)

Game Two: Orioles 2, Yankees 0

– The first game of a Sunday double header was a quick one and Zach Britton finally had a good outing. It was great in fact, holding the Yankees scoreless for seven innings and striking out five batters. It seems like he hasn’t pitched well since May. It would be nice to see him end the season on a positive string. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless 8th and Kevin Gregg a scoreless 9th to record his 19th save of the season. It was the Orioles sixth win in a row, the longest winning streak of the season.
– JJ Hardy and Vladimir Guerrero drove in the only runs of the game on singles. Mark Reynolds went three for three with a double. Nick Markakis also doubled. Ryan Adams singled.

Player of the game: Zach Britton – 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 K, W (8-9) (4.28 ERA)

Game Three: Orioles 3, Yankees 8

– Brian Matusz just can’t get it together this season. He was having a decent outing and even hit 93 mph on the radar gun at one point but blew up in the 6th inning and ended up allowing six runs on six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings with five strikeouts. It raised his ERA to 9.07 on the season and his record is now 1-7. Chris jakubauskas finished the inning giving up another run. Mark Hendrickson gave up a run in the 7th and Brad Bergesen pitched two scoreless innings.
– The game was tied after the 3rd inning. Adam Jones had two sacrifice flies and Ryan Adams hit an RBI double but the scoring stopped after that. JJ Hardy and Nick Markakis also hit doubles. Markakis also walked twice.

Player of the game: Nick Markakis – 1-2, R, 2 BB, double (24) (.287 AVG)

Game Four: Orioles 2, Yankees 3

– Alfredo Simon pitched another good game, holding the Yankees to three runs over seven innings with six strikeouts, but the offense only had three hits. Mark Reynolds and JJ Hardy each hit solo homeruns and Adam Jones doubled. Nick Markakis walked twice. Matt Wieters also walked. And as a bonus: Mike Gonzalez is finally pitching like we expected him to when we signed him two years ago, tossing two scoreless innings.

Player of the game: Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, L (4-7) (4.26 ERA)

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