Obtained in the 2014 trade that sent Andrew Miller to the Orioles, Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA in six career starts at Camden Yards. Brad Brach picked up his third save with a flawless ninth.
Dustin Pedroia stood on the top step of the visitor’s dugout at Camden Yards yelling out to Orioles third baseman Manny Machado after he’d almost been hit in the head on Sunday afternoon by a Matt Barnes pitch.
The Red Sox threatened in the second inning with one out and runners on the corners. This wasn’t the first time he’s been cleated and certainly won’t be the last.
After Bundy yielded a leadoff single in the eighth, Donnie Hart walked pinch-hitter Chris Young before getting two straight outs. “It seems to get broadcast more here”. It was the sixth time Arizona has scored nine runs in an inning. Moreland came up empty 0-for-3 on Saturday, while Jackie Bradley slapped a two-run homer. NY fell to 1-3 in extra innings early this season.
Enny Romero (1-0) got the win, and Shawn Kelley earned his third save.
With Farrell fired up, Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield was as well. No matter what the circumstance, you don’t throw near a hitter’s head. It marked the closest the Orioles came to scoring off the left-hander, who allowed just one hit and five walks over six frames.
They’re also just 2-8 in their last 10 road games when facing a right-handed starter and are 1-6 in their last seven road games when playing a team with a home winning percentage of greater than.600. He’s still looking for his first RBI since the 2015 season.
Boston counters with Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1, 5.23).
Manny appeared to immediately reach out to keep Pedroia from falling, but apparently the damage was already done, as the second baseman had to be removed from the game. Robbie Grossman chased Verlander with a two-run single. On the other hand, if you don’t think this act will intensify this AL East rivalry even more as the two ball clubs still have 16 games left head-to-head, then you better recognize. Hicks started at first base and batted seventh Saturday against the Twins.
Juan Nicasio (1-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief after Tyler Glasnow faltered with two outs in the fifth. The lateness of Machado’s slide could be debated, unlike the fact that his spikes were higher than normal and he made contact with Pedroia.
COMING UP: The Tampa Bay Rays make their first visit of the season for three games beginning April 24. The Rays are 1-6 on the road. You can thank quality starting pitching for the impressive running start.
During the previous five seasons, the Orioles relied on great hitting to club their way into the playoffs. He suffered a season-ending hamstring injury last August in his major league debut.
“When you’re cleaned out beyond second base and the runner never held second base completely, to me, the rule failed tonight”, Farrell said.
Hamels (1-0) retired 12 straight from the first to fifth innings. That cost Machado a four-game suspension.