The Baltimore Orioles have swept the Philadelphia Phillies. Yes. You heard me right. The Baltimore Orioles have swept the Philadelphia Phillies.
Heading into Philadelphia for the Orioles, they were 7-7 coming off of a 2 game win streak against the reigning World Series Champions Washington Nationals. The first game of the series was quite eventful and a crazy game but the Orioles came out with a win in this one. They defeated the Phillies 10-9 in a thriller.
What Looked Good in Game 1 Of The Series: In game 1 the O's got the bats going quick. They had 10 runs on 16 hits on 1 error. For the Phillies they had 9 runs on 11 hits on 1 error. That one error which was a dropped pop-up cost the Phillies a lot! The game was tied with the bases loaded for Pedro Severino and he hit a routine pop-up in the infield but Jean Segura and Rhys Hoskins did not communicate well, costing them 2 runs and the Orioles tying the game 8-8 to start extra innings. One thing that we learned from this game is the Orioles can also hit clutch. From the sixth inning and onward the Orioles had 10 runs and 12 hits and it all ended in the 10th when Austin Hays got an 2 run inside the park homer to get the Orioles a lead in which won them the game after the bullpen only surrendered one run in the 10th and the Orioles went on to win Game 1, 10-9. Winning Pitcher Cole Sulser, Losing Pitcher Deolis Guerra, Save Travis Lankins (1).
Game 2: The Orioles Once again Defeated the Phillies 5-4 in yet another great game all around for the O's! Night after night the Orioles bats kept going and this time bullpen looked good! The Orioles finished the game with 5 runs on 11 hits on 1 error and the Phillies had 4 runs on 10 hits on 1 error. Winning Pitcher Shawn Armstrong 2-0, Losing Pitcher Zach Eflin 0-1, Save Cole Sulser (4).
Series Finale: The Orioles Defeated the Phillies 11-4 to Sweep them! Once again the bats were going again and the pitching looked great! Orioles starter Tom Eshleman went 5 innings with 4 hits and only 2 earned runs. The batting looked great as they racked up 15 hits on 11 runs on 0 errors to seal the deal and sweep the Phillies! Winning Pitcher Tom Eshleman 1-0, Losing Pitcher Jake Arrieta 2-1.
After sweeping the Phillies the Orioles went on to improve to 10-7 holding the first wild card spot and only 1 game back of the first place Yankees! Lets see if the Birds can continue their success this season as they are set to face the Nationals for a 3 game series at home!