Red Sox 4 – Orioles 2
WP: Kelly (1-0)
LP: Jimenez (1-1)
Save: Kimbrel (2)
HR: Davis (4)
The Orioles have established a new team record for home runs through eight games with 14. Three previous O’s teams had 13 homers through eight games: 1966, 2012, 2015.
Joey Rickard’s hit streak came to an end. Rickard, who drew a walk on Wednesday, had hit in seven consecutive games to start the season. When Joey doesn’t hit, the Orioles lose.
Tyler Wilson, who pitched in relief on Wednesday, has now tossed six scoreless innings to start the 2016 season.
Two Orioles runners got thrown out at third base during Wednesday’s loss, J.J. Hardy, who was trying for a leadoff triple in the second inning, and Manny Machado, who attempted a two-out steal after doubling in the sixth inning. Both decisions were questionable and violated the baseball adage about not making the first out or third out at third base, but based on the quote below, Buck seemed alright with things.
“There’s going to be nights, I tell the guys all the time, if you feel something go for it. Whether it’s J.J. trying to stretch a double, whether it’s Manny in that situation, some of the things that allowed us to get to 7-0 didn’t work out for us tonight. I want our guys to trust what they’re feeling.” – Buck Showalter