The Orioles played a straight streak season during the first half of the 2020 shortened campaign. After Saturday’s result, they hope this trend continues.
Pedro Severino’s latest single at the bottom of 10th place ended the Orioles ‘second comeback in their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards, ending the hosts’ six-game losing streak.
The crush directly followed a six-game winning streak that propelled the Orioles (13-14) to a 12-8 start in third place this 60-game season.
“It’s definitely not a streak on our part,” said starting pitcher Alex Cobb, who pitched five innings on two runs. “We have the parts. I don’t think what we did when chasing these temperatures was moat. I think we have top-level players and league players. ”
Anthony Santander continues to prove he is one of them.
With two strikeouts in the eighth, he extended his winning streak to 17 games when he scored two points on the left court line to equalize the match. With an exit speed of 109.5 mph and an expected distance of 426 feet, it was the toughest and furthest circuit for the Orioles of 2020, according to Statcast. It was also Santander’s 10th-place finish of the season, a total matched only by Fernando Tatis Jr. of San Diego, Mike Trout of Los Angeles and Luke Voit of the New York Yankees. HOROSCOPE: August 23, 2020
“He really becomes an impact player in our game,” said Orioles manager Brandon Hyde of Santander. “Enter your crime.”
The Red Sox got a run early in 10th when the Orioles, closest to Cole Sulser, hit three straight runs with one out, allowing the runner who automatically started the innings at second base to score. But Miguel Castro knocked out the next two hitters to keep the deficit down to one.
The decisive half of the Baltimore inning began with Rio Ruiz.
who struck a strike to end a goal opportunity in the ninth, automatically in the second. He progressed on a Cedric Mullins bunt, beating Boston first baseman Mitch Moreland in third place, and scored on a wild field to equalize the game.
A single from the field by Hanser Alberto put the riders in the corners for Santander, which the Red Sox chose to ride intentionally. With goals loaded, Andrew Velazquez scored, but with Jackie Bradley Jr. leaving center to serve as an inside fifth, Severino had plenty of room in between to deliver his first career success.
“I’ve seen this position before, five guys on the pitch,” Severino said.
“The only thing that crossed my mind,” Try hitting the bullet on the barrel and see where it goes. ”
Before Santander’s shot and the resulting draw at bat, it had been another quiet night for the Orioles roster, with Pat Valaika’s second home run, his third in as many games, all of which won against Boston star Martín Pérez in seven innings.
A couple of firsts
In the second game of each of their Major League careers, Ryan Mountcastle and Ramón Urías reaped their first successes.
Urías, who debuted on Thursday as a pinch hitter, sent Pérez’s first shot on the left field for a single.
Mountcastle, who became the second Oriole to walk twice in his debut despite a netless Friday, had to wait a little longer. After hitting in the second, it looked like his first shot would go to extra bases when he pushed a ball right to open the fifth, but Kevin Pillar jumped and slammed into the wall to deny Mountcastle and continue his excellent defense in the series. . Mountcastle then failed in the seventh.
With two strikeouts in the ninth, Mountcastle hit soft ground in the third and snapped out of the box, his helmet falling out as he hit the first single-field baseline bag for his first major league success. Alberto and Santander each simulated by throwing the ball into the empty stands.
“It’s always good to see the guys get their first in the big leagues,” Hyde said. “These are special moments they will never forget.”
With no one after Severino left, the Orioles who beat the final with an advantage were Valaika’s fourth single.