Orioles split series with Mets
On the twenty fifth anniversary of Cal Ripkin’s 2,131st game, the Baltimore Orioles lose to the New York Mets by a score of nine to four.
The Mets opened up the scoring when Michael Conforto hit a two run home run in the top of the first inning.
An inning and a half later, in the bottom of the second; Ryan Mountcastle hit a RBI single to score Pedro Severino to bring the Orioles within striking distance. Later that inning, Cedric Mullins was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to push across Mountcastle to tie the game at two runs.
In the top of the fifth inning, Conforto doubled to score a run to break the tie and go ahead three to two for the Mets.
An inning later in the top of the sixth, Pete Alonso hit a solo home run to extend the Mets’ lead to four to two.
Furthermore, in the top of the seventh Conforto doubled again to push across another run. The Mets led five to two.
The Mets would strike again in the top of the eighth inning when Jake Marisnick singled to score a run to make the game six to two. In the same inning, Jeff McNeil doubled to score a run. After a wild pitch was uncontrolled by Pedro Severino, Marisnick scored. Finally, Conforto singled once more to score another run. After all of the scoring that inning, the Mets led nine to two.
However, all hope was not lost for the Orioles. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Jose Iglesias singled to score a two runs. Luckily, the Mets committed two throwing errors during that play so that the Orioles could get the score to nine to four.
Throughout the game, the Orioles scored four runs on ten hits with no errors. Meanwhile, the Mets scored nine runs on fourteen hits with two errors. The Orioles look to bounce back tomorrow night against the New York Yankees.