Chris Davis is the reason we’re in the win column tonight.
I’d give Zach Britton some credit, too, but to be fair he kept getting pretty darn lucky. He did go seven innings without imploding and he didn’t give up any runs, but he kept escaping close calls with the help of the defense. A bunch of double plays were turned behind him tonight, and the Tigers were stupid enough to try to run on Matt Wieters.
Chris Davis hitting that three-run homer in the seventh inning was absolutely huge. He not only crushed the ball, but also put Britton out in front – and Britton held onto the lead in the bottom of the inning. Pedro Strop had a less-than-stellar outing and gave up two runs, but not the lead, and Jim Johnson was able to close things out. It was a typical Orioles win this season – barely enough offense, but a strong enough pitching performance that we were able to eke it out.
Oh, but check this out!
That is absolutely INSANE. That’s an incredible statistic. I’m amazed that it’s held up for the entire season so far. If that manages to last for the next 42 games, I’ll be astounded.
It’s a Saturday and I’m a nerd, so I’m going to watch documentaries on time travel now. For once, I’m not interested in going back and restarting the baseball season because we’re playing like crap – and that’s a good thing.