Offense stalls, Orioles drop rubber match 4-0: Recap 6/9/19
The Baltimore Orioles had the chance to steal a series win in Houston today, and despite a solid outing by starter Dylan Bundy, the Orioles offense could not finish.
The Orioles outhit the Astros, but fell 4-0. Dylan Bundy has really picked up his game as of late and gave his team a good chance to win again today. Bundy tossed six innings, allowing just three runs off four hits. Unfortunately, the Orioles could not score a single run to help out their pitcher.
The Astros got on the board in the fourth inning, when Yordan Alvarez hit his first hit, a two-run home run to take a 2-0 lead over the Orioles.
Josh Reddick added another run in the sixth, when he singled in the Astros’ third run to extend their lead to 3-0.
Evan Phillips came in relief in the seventh inning, and he pitched well. Despite two walks allowed in 1.2 innings pitched, Phillips let up just one run, a sac fly in the eighth that gave the Astros the ultimate lead of 4-0.
Although the Orioles did outhit the Astros, the O’s went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven base runners stranded. This included having the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh that turned into no runs and all three runners being left stranded.
Hanser Alberto was the highlight of the dismal offense today, as he continued his reign over left-handed pitching. Alberto went 3-for-4 and had half of the Orioles’ hits in this game.
Our MSB Orioles Player of the Game is starting pitcher Dylan Bundy, who despite struggling for majority of this season, has come around and pitched a great six inning outing today. Bundy also struck out six batters.
Bundy, however, took the loss and moves to 3-7 on the year.
The Orioles have a day off Monday, as they travel back home in preparation to host the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.