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O's Score Nine Runs In The 7th, Trumbo Visits #DongCity Twice To Lead O's To A Comeback Victory

What a game last night, it was like being on a roller coaster. Joey Rickard opened the game with a double, and got to third on an error, Manny drew a walk, and Jonsey followed through with an RBI single. Looked like it was going to be a big inning, but not so fast my friends.  Martin Perez got Davis, Trumbo, and Hardy to strikeout, threat and inning over. Would have been nice to get more than 1 run out of that situation, especially with Vance Worley on the mound.

Worley struggled in the second, giving up five ER, and it looked like this would be another game where he see six innings from the pen. Worley proved all of us wrong, kept his composure, and ended up going six innings, with 6 Ks, and retired 13 of the last 14 he faced. As much as the game looked lost early, Worley rebounded and fought back.

Then the bats woke up. In the 7th, 12 Orioles came to the plate, and three of them went yard, including Mark Trumbo who went yard twice in one inning, becoming the first ever Orioles player to do so. Pretty cool stat to see that in all of the years, no Oriole had hit 2 in an inning. After his singles hitting start, Trumbo has found the power, 5 bombs in his first 10 games as an Oriole. I also want you to remember that the Birds got Trumbo from the Mariners for Steve Clevenger, a catcher that wasn’t going to make the O’s roster, and who is 0-7 in two games with Seattle this year. Not saying Trumbo is going to be Nelson Cruz from 2014, but he is on the right track.

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I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of box scores that look like this. That 7th inning showed exactly why you can’t count out the O’s until the final out. After the 1st inning, they were flat, couldn’t square up on anything, hacking at everything. Then they just turn it on and drop a niner, and totally take the game over. They’re now tied with the Rockies with 20 home runs, and guys like Adam Jones, and Pedro Alvarez haven’t even started to heat up. While we’re on the topic of home runs, Jonathan Schoop (my #DongCity pick) hit one that almost took out a window, absolutely murdered the ball. I’ve been on the Schoop train for a while, he hit 15 bombs in 86 games last year, think we can see him get mid to upper 20s this season.

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I mean look where this ball ended up, or you can go to my twitter and see the vine that I can’t post here because the MLB is stupid.

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Overall, the Birds hit 5 dingers, and won 11-5. This lineup will keep them in every game. Everyone in the lineup is a threat to go yard. They are going to hit home runs, a lot. If they can keep pace until they knock the starter out, and get to some of these bullpens, they are going to do a lot of damage.

Another cool stat that I completely 100% made up, that some people think was true. Didn’t even check the math, but it may actually be true?

Was nice to see them bounce back from that 2 game losing streak, that easily could have been a 3 game losing streak. Go get a win tonight, guarantee a split in the series.  And a reminder that you can hear me on 105.7 tomorrow night around 8:30 to talk about this hard hitting lineup, and why I’m worried about the starters.