Friday, August 10, 2012

Manny Machado Makes O's Debut; Chen Lit Up By The Royals...

The Baltimore Orioles nice five-game win streak came to an end as they lost to the Kansas City Royals, 8-2. This was the first contest in a four-game set.

Wei-Yin Chen should be considered the ace of the Orioles, as he has been nothing short of phenomenal in the last two starts; however, on Thursday night, he got hit hard – very hard.

The Orioles got punished by the Royals early and they could not get up. In fact, one could say that they were out of game before they even stepped up to the plate.

Chen struggled in the first inning, giving up four runs and serving homers to Alex Gordon and Billy Butler (a three-run shot): however, he gave up two more runs in the third inning.

Chen was off, and it showed on the mound. He looked awfully hittable, his pitches were not working, and the Royal batters simply teed off on him. He put forth a valiant effort on Thursday; alas, just didn’t have it and was done after 4 2/3 innings.

Chen gave up seven runs in the loss – all earned – and took his seventh loss of the season.

If there was any good news on the night and Manny Machado drilled a ball into right-center field for his first hit – a triple. The crowd went crazy after he slid into third base and was called; thereafter, he would score on a Nick Markakis flyball to left

>>> Read More

No comments:

Proud Partner: Ticket Network

We have top views at Orioles, games, plus a loaded NFL, schedule. Check these tix to Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.

Proud Partner - Crisp Ads

CrispAds Blog Ads