Behind a 3-hit night from Hyun Soo Kim, and a 3-hit night from Mark Trumbo, the Orioles came from down 5-2 to take game 1 of this 3-game set, 6-5. With this win, coupled with the Red Sox loss to Toronto, 5-2, the Orioles move into first place via percentage points (.585). Don’t ask Red Sox fans, or the Green Monster scoreboard operator though, they’ll still tell you Boston is in first place because they have one more win on the board.
Once again, the offense comes through as the Orioles were not going to let the 4th place Bronx Bombers defeat them on their home field. Scoring 6 runs, on 11 hits, the Orioles picked up their 3rd straight victory, and move to 18-4 on the year when collecting 10 or more hits in a ballgame.
Hyun Soo Kim picked up 3 more hits tonight, to move his average up to .391, with 60 at-bats under his belt. Remember back in March when Kim was 0-forever, and everybody had written him off, called him the worst acquisition of the offseason. Remember when he was booed on Opening Day? I’ve stuck by Kim since day 1, and I’m proud to sing this song loud and proud…
Once again, Mark Trumbo had another big game, as he goes 3-4, with a double, and a pair of singles. Trumbo is now batting .317 vs. RHP.
Chris Davis jacked his 11th home run, his first since May 20 out on to the flag court in the 4th inning, to cut the Yankees lead to 3-2.
Chris Tillman had a rough outing tonight, going 5.2 IP, giving up 8 hits, on 5 runs, while walking 2, and striking out 5 on 109 pitches (61 strikes).