Pick Up The Brooks

Orioles 2, Nationals 0 : Pick Up The Brooks – Aaron Brooks comes up w/ a rare pitching gem as he shuts down the hot hitting Nationals & gives the O’s a win on the road. Brooks goes 6 shutout innings, he allows just 2 hits, walks 1 & strikes out 6, allowing just 4 baserunners on the night. The Orioles offense helps him out early on & he makes it stand up the rest of the way, dominating a team that had scored 9.5 runs in their last 11 games. Anthony Santander doubles home Hanser Alberto & Jonathan Villar adds a sac fly in a 2-run 1st inning for the O’s against Washington starter Patrick Corbin. The lefty goes 7 solid, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, strikes out 9 & doesn’t walk a batter but takes the hard luck loss anyway. Richard Bleier goes 2/3, Miguel Castro goes 1/3, Hunter Harvey works the 8th Mychal Givens closes it out. Baltimore snaps Washington’s 5 game winning streak. Game 2 is tonight.
Bal (44-88) Wsh (73-58)
WP : Brooks (4-7)
LP : Corbin (10-6)
S : Givens (11).
GO O’S!!