Astronomical Domination

Astronomical Domination : The Orioles losing streak extends to 5 games in a row as they are swept away by the Astros & outscored 26-3 in the 3 game series.

Game 1 : Astros 3, Orioles 10, Orioles 2 – The Astros take a combined No-Hitter into the 8th inning, as Jake Odorizzi tosses 5 hitless innings, giving up 1 walk & striking out 9 & retires the first 13 batters he faces before walking DJ Stewart in the 5th. He has now gone 5 starts in a row without allowing a run against the Orioles. 3 Houston relievers close the game out, despite a 41-minute rain delay in the 8th inning. Yordan Alvarez drills a 3-run bomb in a 5-run Houston 3rd, Yuli Gurriel adds a sacfly & Carlos Correa singles home another in a 2-run 7th & Michael Brantley doubles in another & scores on a double by Garrett Stubbs Jr. as the Astros score 2 more in the 8th. Maikel Franco drills a 2-run shot in the 8th for the Birds to end the No-Hit bid against reliever Brandon Bielak & Stevie Wilkerson singles as the Birds finish w/ 2 hits. The start of the game was also postponed for an hour due to rain as well.

Hou (44-28) Bal (23-49)

WP : Odorizzi (2-3)
LP : Akin (0-3)

Game 2 : Astros 3, Orioles 1 – Zack Grienke takes a 4-hitter into the 8th inning, allows just 1 run on 5 hits, walks 1 & strikes out 4 as the Astros pull out a tough, gritty game to win their 9th in a row. Miles Straw gives him some run support early as he hits a solo shot in the 2nd to put Houston ahead & singles home another go ahead run in the 7th to score Chas McCormick, who then adds a sacfly in the 8th to add a huge insurance run. Houston has now 9 in a row & also wins their 7th straight series in the process, their longest streak since 2019. Jorge Lopez allows 2 runs on 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings, walks 2 & strikes out 6 for the O’s but takes the loss. Cedric Mullins hits a sacfly to tie the game in the 3rd before Straw’s single in the 7th. Baltimore runs it’s losing streak to 4 games in a row, has now lost 12 of their last 13 & owns the worst record in the AL.

Hou (45-28) Bal (23-50)

WP : Greinke (8-2)
LP : Lopez (2-9)

Game 3 : Astros 13, Orioles 0 – The Astros homer 4 times, Jose Urquidy pitches 7 shutout innings of 3 hit baseball & Houston wins it’s 10th in a row as the Orioles lose for the 13th time in their last 14 games. Urquidy strikes out 6, walks 1 & permits just 1 runner past 2nd base, he has now won 6 of his last 7 outings & gone 7 innings 3 straight starts. Carlos Correa doubles home 2 & scores on a single by Kyle Tucker in the 1st, Yuli Gurriel singles home a run in the 2nd, Jose Altuve blasts a 2-run bomb in the 4th, Michael Brantley singles home a run in the 6th, Yordan Alvarez drills a solo shot & Abraham Toro launches a 3-run homer in a 4-run 7th, McCormick hits a solo shot & Toro caps the scoring w/ an RBI single in a 2-run 8th. Thomas Eshelman gives up 6 runs on 8 hits, walks 1 & strikes out 1 in just 4 innings of work & Mickey Jannis makes his major league debut, allowing 7 runs on 8 hits, walks 4 & strikes out 1 in 3 1/3 for Baltimore in relief.

Hou (46-28) Bal (23-51)

WP : Urquidy (6-3)
LP : Eshelman (0-1)

The Orioles are just completely dominated in this series & continue to slide further into the basement, it won’t get any easier as they now head to Buffalo to play the Blue Jays in their temporary home away from home.

GO O’S!!