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David Hess struggles, Orioles fall 11-3 to the Rangers

August 04, 2018 - 12:53 am


The Baltimore Orioles have fallen for the second straight night as they again allowed double-digit runs. The Orioles lost 11-3 on Friday night, and David Hess is credited with the loss. 

Hess took the major league mound as a starter for the first time in a little over a month. It was not a great showing for him as he recorded two errors on one play that led to the Rangers scoring their first run. In the second and third innings, Hess appeared to have hit his stride, but the doors blew off in the fourth inning. He hit the first batter and allowed two back-to-back homers, which extended Texas' lead to four. Hess then walked the bases loaded, and Donnie Hart relieved him. 

Hart allowed a grand slam to Roughned Odor as the Rangers double their lead. 

The Orioles responded in the fifth inning with two runs of their own. Jonathan Villar picked up a RBI-single, while Tim Beckham also recorded a RBI-single.

Evan Phillips, who was acquired in the trade with the Atlanta Braves, pitched two scoreless innings on Friday night. He did not allow a single hit en route to recording three strikeouts. Both of his innings were three up, three down.

The Orioles picked up their final run of the evening in the sixth inning as Chris Davis recorded a RBI-double. 

Another positive sign from Baltimore's bullpen was Cody Carroll's scoreless inning. Carroll pitched in the seventh inning, and he was flawless. He only threw ten pitches en route to recording a one-two-three inning. 

Mike Wright Jr. entered the game in the eighth inning, and he struggled. He allowed three hits and three runs. 

The Orioles are not off to a great start on their nine-game road trip. They will return to the field on Saturday night looking for their first win of this series as Dylan Bundy is scheduled to face Mike Minor. 

Quick hits:
Jonathan Villar has five hits in his first two games with the Orioles; he is 5-for-10 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Former Oriole Jonathan Schoop has had a rough start in Milwaukee. Schoop is 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts. 

Evan Phillips is the 25th Maryland native to play for the Orioles