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Orioles road trip concludes with 10-0 loss to Indians

Cleveland's Bieber fans 15 O's

May 19, 2019 - 7:16 pm

By Jake McDonnell

Cleveland starting pitcher Shane Bieber was the story on Sunday when the 23-year-old went the distance and struck out 15 Orioles during the Indians 10-0 win over Baltimore.

Both Chris Davis and Dwight Smith Jr. struck out four times during the defeat. Sunday wrapped up a road series in which Smith Jr. went 3-for-25 with no home runs and eight strikeouts. Considering that Smith Jr’s last home run was hit on Mother’s Day before the Birds hit the road, hopefully the young outfielder can get back on track starting tomorrow night with the Yankees in-town for a four-game set at Camden Yards.

“We’ve got a quick series at home but it’s against the Yankees,” Davis said after the game on MASN and The Fan. “For us to put this behind us and move forward, it’s going to be the best thing for us. Whether that means looking over whatever we need to look over and trying to make adjustments, we need to find a way to turn the page.”

Since winning 5-1 over Cleveland on Friday, the Orioles offense has been held to one run on six hits and 24 strikeouts.

“I thought we got completely dominated,” manager Brandon Hyde said after the game. “Bieber was masterful. He worked ahead, he had really good stuff, had a great breaking ball that we just continued to swing at underneath the zone. He was just really, really good and we didn’t adjust at all and make it tough on him.”

Sunday marked the third time the Orioles have been blanked during the 2019 season. The Indians took the series 3-1 with Sunday wrapping up a rough 1-5 road trip for Baltimore.

“This game was lopsided from early on,” Hyde said. “I thought we were in it yesterday, we won the day before, we swung the bat good in the first game, and today we just got beat.”

Roster Move: Following Sunday’s loss the Orioles optioned pitcher Yefry Ramirez, who started the game, back to Triple-A Norfolk. Ramirez started 12 games for the Orioles last season but today marked his first start in four big league appearances this year. Ramirez lasted just 3.1 innings, giving up five rune (four earned) on six hits, four walks, and three strikeouts.

At Norfolk this season, Ramirez owns a 1.50 ERA in 18 innings over four starts.

Down on the Farm

  • Speaking of Norfolk, the Tides are now one game below .500 following their 8-4 win over the Indianapolis Indians. Ryan Mountcastle, who’s batting average is up to .325 (160 at-bats), finished the game with five RBI off a three-run home run and a two-run double. Starter Luis Ysla allowed just one unearned run over five innings with two strikeouts.
  • Baysox starting pitcher Zac Lowther earned his fourth win of the season with five innings pitched in Bowie’s 3-0 win over the Erie SeaWolves. Lowther (1.91 ERA) struck out eight Erie batters with no walks, notching his fourth scoreless start in eight tries and 15.2 straight scoreless innings. Bowie’s three runs were delivered on a two-run double by Jesmuel Valentin and a single from Zach Jarrett.
  • Baltimore’s 2016 first-round pick, Cody Sedlock, fanned six hitters over seven innings in the Frederick Keys’ 5-2 win over the Salem Red Sox. Racking up his third win of 2019, Sedlock allowed one run on three hits and no walks in his longest start of the year to this point. Sedlock carries a 1.63 ERA over 38.2 innings.
  • Both right fielder Doran Turchin and first basemen Seamus Curran finished with three RBI for the Delmarva Shorebirds, who won 9-3 on Sunday over the Kannapolis Intimidators. Curran hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, while Turchin smacked a two-run bomb in the second inning with a one-run triple in the ninth. The 32-9 first place Shorebirds sit a comfortable five games ahead of the Greensboro Grasshoppers in the South Atlantic League Northern Division.