Offense stalls, Orioles drop both doubleheader games: Recap 5/15/19

Game 1:

Davis Hess got the start in the first game of today’s doubleheader in the Bronx. As like the whole season so far, the home runs were the killer.

Over six innings pitched, Hess gave up five hits and four runs, which were all off the longball.

Trey Mancini decided two days of rainouts were too long to wait and went yard in his first at-bat in the top of the first. His eighth home run of the season gave the O’s the early 1-0 lead.

In the top of the fourth, Renato Nunez came through with a solo shot that tied the ballgame at 3-3.

Gleyber Torres answered with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth, which was the fourth home run given up by Hess in the game.

The Yankees won game one 5-3. David Hess took the loss (1-5).

Game 2:

The second game of the doubleheader started out as a pitchers duel. Andrew Cashner entered the game at 4-1.

In the top of the third, Luke Voit got to Andrew Cashner, doubling in a run to take a 1-0 lead.

Cashner’s only other run would come off a solo home run in the fourth inning. That gave the Yankees the 2-0 lead.

It was another good outing by Cashner. He pitched six innings, allowing just two runs off four hits.

The Orioles finally got on the board in the fifth inning, when Hanser Alberto scored Stevie Wilkerson on a sacrifice fly. That cut the lead to 2-1.

The Yankees scored again in the seventh and ran away with game two by a score of 3-1. Cashner took the loss and moved to 4-2.

The Orioles take the field again Thursday, as they take on the Cleveland Indians at 6:10 pm.

Justin SUTPHIN

I love all things orioles! #Oriolesmagic

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