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Bundy Tosses Eight Scoreless Innings But O’s Fall in Extras

June 12, 2018 - 9:21 am

By Joe Schiller

While inconsistencies have played their part, Dylan Bundy’s 4-7 record isn’t reflective of the dominance he’s shown on the mound this season.

The 25-year old came off a seven-inning shutout performance against the New York Mets last Wednesday and was masterful again. The run support, however, was absent and the Orioles dropped a frustrating 2-0 decision to the Red Sox in 12 innings on Monday night.

Bundy was dealing on the mound against the MLB’s top scoring team. He tossed eight shutout innings, allowing only three hits and striking out seven batters in the process. His performance capped off 16 straight shutout innings over the course of two starts and it doesn’t get more dominant than that.

But with Manny Machado absent from the lineup due to sickness, the bats went cold. Knuckleballer Steven Wright fooled the opposition, leaving the Orioles stranded at the plate. Their best scoring chance came in a bases-loaded opportunity in the seventh inning but ended with an Adam Jones strikeout.

A pitcher’s duel took the game all the way into the 12th inning where Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. provided the winning runs on two sacrifice flies off Mychal Givens. Bundy earned the no-decision in the process and it was a pitching performance wasted for the Orioles.

The Orioles dropped their fifth straight game and inch further away in the division race. Buck Showalter told reporters that Machado is expected to be back in the lineup tonight and the roster is slowly coming back to form with the return of Darren O’Day and Zach Britton in the bullpen

David Hess (2-2) and Eduardo Rodriguez (7-1) will face off tonight with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET from Camden Yards.