Orioles get blown out by Astros 23-2: Recap 9/10/19
The Baltimore Orioles took the field at Camden Yards today, looking to even up this three-game set against the Astros. But unfortunately, the Astros came to play, as they destroyed the Orioles 23-2.
Aaron Brooks got the start for the O’s, and he struggled tremendously from the start. Brooks allowed nine runs off nine hits. He also allowed four home runs, including the longest home run in Camden Yards history, a 474 ft. shot hit by shortstop Carlos Correa.
The Astros struck early, scoring three runs in the first inning. All three of these runs were the results of home runs. The Astros led 3-0.
The Birds would get one of their two runs in the first, when Jace Peterson brought home Jonathan Villar on a sacrifice fly. That made it a 3-1 game.
In the second, the Astros would score five more runs, going up 8-1.
Brooks would pitch his last inning in the third. Brooks allowed only one run in that inning, which put the Astros up 9-1.
Branden Kline would come on to pitch in the fourth and fifth innings. Kline got through the fourth unharmed, but would give up four more runs in the fifth. This extended the Astros lead to 13-1.
Taylor Scott pitched in the sixth and seventh, allowing seven runs, including the inherited runner when he entered the game. The Astros now led 20-1.
Rio Ruiz, who just returned to the ball club after being sent down to Triple-A Norfolk July 25, gave the Orioles their second run.
We homered. pic.twitter.com/ah53CPIN4B— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 11, 2019
In Ruiz’s first game back since the birth of his child, he homered. Although much too little, his home run cut the lead to 20-2.
Stevie Wilkerson, a.k.a. the only position player in history with a save, pitched in the ninth. Stevie allowed three runs, sealing the Astros 23-2 victory.
Stevie Wilkerson, Perplexing 51mph Slow Ball. pic.twitter.com/EQm4Ndd7mg— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 11, 2019
Aaron Brooks takes the loss and moves to 2-6 on the year.
The Orioles look to do better tomorrow, as they wrap up this series at 1:05 PM ET.