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Orioles losing streak reaches 19 with 14-8 loss to Angels

Wednesday, August twenty five, 2021
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The Baltimore Orioles staggered to their 19th consecutive decline Tuesday evening, letting 19 hits and slipping guiding the Los Angeles Angels by 11 operates early in a fourteen-eight rout.

Baltimore trailed five-1 in the next inning, eight-1 in the third and 13-2 in the fourth whilst limping to one more lopsided defeat in the significant leagues’ longest skid considering that Kansas Metropolis dropped 19 straight in 2005.

“It’s tough to continue to be in the game when you are down 13-2 soon after four innings,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde explained. “You’ve received to pitch in this league to win you have received to pitch in this league to continue to be aggressive.”

The Orioles have yielded at minimum 8 operates in twelve online games all through the streak and been outscored 163-55. Winless considering that Aug. 2, Baltimore now stands just two losses quick of matching the franchise file for successive defeats (established in 1988) and is inside placing distance of the modern-day file of 23 in a row, held by the 1961 Philadelphia Phillies.

“This is unbelievably challenging and a large intestine test,” Hyde explained. “We’re striving to keep our spirits superior.”

The last significant league team to eliminate 20 straight online games was that 1988 Orioles squad that dropped 21 in a row to start the time.

After Ryan Mountcastle homered in the to start with inning for a 1- guide, issues soured rapidly for Baltimore. No. eight hitter Jo Adell tripled in two operates off rookie Spenser Watkins (2-6) and Juan Lagares adopted with a two-operate homer.

Adell extra a two-operate one in the third, and Lagares contributed an RBI one in a five-operate fourth.

“It’s one particular of people self-confidence issues,” supervisor Joe Maddon explained. “When you get your self-confidence likely it can be contagious in a very good way.”

Each individual Los Angeles starter received a strike, the last remaining Shohei Ohtani with an eighth-inning one. The Angels went 11 for 19 with runners in scoring placement.

“We had been attacking the strike zone seriously very well tonight up and down the lineup,” Maddon explained. “It was a seriously pleasurable offensive evening to look at.”

Mountcastle experienced two solo photographs for the Orioles, Anthony Santander went four for five with a homer and 3 RBIs and Ramón Urias drove in 3 operates.

“A pair of men swung the bat very well,” Hyde explained. “I was impressed with our offense remaining down so substantially.”

Pitching against his former team for the to start with time considering that remaining traded in December 2019, Angels starter Dylan Bundy could not find the strike zone and was pulled soon after struggling with just nine batters. The Orioles’ 2011 to start with-spherical select walked 3, strike a batter and gave up a residence operate but was charged with only one particular operate soon after Junior Guerra (four-2) received two straight outs with the bases loaded.

“The things wasn’t there. The command wasn’t there,” Maddon explained of Bundy.


Bundy wasn’t the only player struggling with his former team. Orioles next baseman Jahmai Jones was drafted out of superior school by the Angels in 2015 and performed two online games for them last 12 months prior to remaining traded to Baltimore for Alex Cobb. Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Jones built his debut with the Orioles, likely for four with 3 strikeouts and an mistake against a team he understood very well.

“I’ve built relationships above there,” Jones explained beforehand. “They observed me as a 17-12 months-outdated kid and now they are seeing me across the subject taking part in for the Orioles. It will unquestionably be pleasurable.”


Angels: Nine-time All-Star OF Mike Trout is producing development his bid to return from a right calf strain that is retained him sidelined considering that May possibly 18. “He’s actually coming by means of these exercises a minor bit improved, but he’s not completely ready,” Maddon explained. … OF Justin Upton was retained out with soreness in his calf.

Orioles: SS Jorge Mateo remaining early with decrease again distress. … It is been a rocky summertime for RH reliever Hunter Harvey, whose nine appearances had been sandwiched amongst stints on the wounded list. Out with a again strain considering that July 3, Harvey threw an inning for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday evening and will have to pitch once again — and perhaps once again — prior to ending his rehab assignment. “We will reassess soon after his following outing,” Hyde explained.

UP Upcoming

Angels: Two-way star Ohtani (eight-1, 2.seventy nine Period) makes his to start with career begin against the Orioles on Wednesday evening. He’s gained 7 straight decisions, which includes every of his last four commences.

Orioles: It is likely to be a bullpen game for Baltimore. Hyde explained he would “mix and match” but did not name his starter.

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