Consistent arms and big bats propel Orioles over Red Sox: 3/8/19 Recap
Ed Smith Stadium was the sight for today’s game as the Baltimore Orioles hosted the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. Andrew Cashner took the mound for Baltimore, trying to get back in his rhythm. Opposing Cashner was 22-year old lefty Darwinzon Hernandez, who is trying to make a name for himself in camp. Jesus Sucre made his Oriole debut behind the plate after having Visa troubles in Venezuela. He would play three innings and go 0 for 1 on the day. The Orioles came off a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, losing in the bottom of the ninth 5-4. Could they get back in the win column?
Cashner looked sharp in the first but started to lose command in the second, giving up two walks and a ground-rule double. He went an inning and two thirds, giving up one earned run on one hit, two walks, and one strikeout. Jay Flaa came in to get the third and final out.
Nate Karns came in relief in the third. Karns was expected to have a starting rotation job going into camp, but due to lingering injuries, he is looking more like a long relief option in the bullpen. He pitched a scoreless inning, giving up no hits, one walk, and one strikeout.
The Orioles tied the game in the fourth with a monstrous home run by Renato Nunez off of left-hander Bobby Poyner, who came in relief for Hernandez. Hernandez went three innings, allowing one hit and one walk with four strikeouts.
Gabriel Ynoa came in the game for Baltimore in the fourth and was very efficient on the mound, going four innings of one hit ball with three strikeouts. He would get some run support in the bottom of the sixth as a RBI double by Hanser Alberto, followed by a RBI single from Chance Sisco would give the Orioles a 3-1 lead going into the seventh inning.
Orioles Rule-5 Draft pick, Drew Jackson, would start the bottom half of the seventh inning with his third hit of the day. Jackson went 3 for 3 with two stolen bases on the day. Anthony Santander would drive in Jackson with a RBI double to give Baltimore a 4-1 lead.
After a three up, three down top of the eighth from reliever Josh Lucas, left-hander Sean Gilmartin came in and closed the game out for Baltimore, giving the Orioles a 4-2 victory over the defending World Series Champions. The win puts the Orioles at an 8-5 record in Grapefruit League play.
Final from Sarasota- Orioles 4 and Red Sox 2