Yet again, the Orioles (36-23) played the comeback card, and grinded out a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays, in Toronto. Just because they’re playing on the road does not mean they have no chance to comeback.
It didn’t look promising for the Orioles through the first two innings, as Tyler Wilson was missing his spots left and right, and Toronto batters were clobbering his pitches. Even though Wilson’s pitches were being tagged, he did not give up any home runs, which helped keep him in the game. Wilson got through 5.2 innings tonight, and allowed 5 runs, all of which were earned. While throwing 92 pitches (54 for strikes), Wilson did walk 3 batters, and struck out 3.
In what seems like the story of the year, the Orioles bullpen, yet again, did not allow a run. Dylan Bundy came on in the 6th, and pitched to the 9th. Bundy struck out 3, on his way to picking up his 2nd win on the year. With home runs from Pedro Alvarez (6), and Chris Davis (13), the Orioles were able to score 3 unanswered runs, from the 6th inning on, and take a 1-run lead into the 9th for Zach Britton to slam the door. Britton picked up the save, his 19th on the year, and 19th in a row.
The Orioles are now a season-high 13 games over .500 for the first time this season, with absolutely no signs of slowing down. With a 14-8 record now against AL East teams, the Orioles are showing exactly why you never can trust the offseason, and spring training predictions.
Just an FYI to you Sports Illustrated, the O’s only need 33 more wins to match this total.