Matt Wieters hit a stand-up triple. That triple gave him the first five-hit game of his career and only the third five-hit game ever by an Orioles catcher. On an ordinary day, these things would qualify as big news in Birdland. Sunday was not an ordinary day.
Wieters’ triple came immediately after Jonathan Schoop’s thrilling three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning at San Francisco that capped a six-run O’s rally. The Birds scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings.
O’s win! O’s win! Ho-hum, Mr. Wieters.
Prior to Wieters, the most recent O’s batter with a five-hit game was Gerrardo Parra on Aug. 16, 2015. Meanwhile, Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy are the only other hitters on the current O’s roster with five-hit games.
Have yourself a day, Mr. Wieters. But would you mind keeping it down a bit?