The only thing forgiving to the
The Orioles were only charged with one error – raising their major league high to 70 -- in their 6-3 loss to the
If you dozed off on the couch before the sixth inning, consider yourself lucky. What you missed was sure to give you nightmares.
One thing was for sure: starter
Then, left fielder
But the backbreaker came in the seventh. With
But Andino simply dropped the ball. No error was charged.
"The strike-him-out, throw-him-out changed the game," Andino said late. "It would have just been different. It would have been nobody on. It would have been from the windup. It changed the whole game when I dropped that ball."
It should have been Andino’s 12th error of the season, which would have tied him with
After the game, Orioles manager
“He just dropped the ball,” Showalter said. “Robert’s made that play in his sleep and made great tags. One of the reasons we are where we are is because of how well Robert’s played at second base while (
Hammel took the blame as well. He had four three-ball counts – including two walks – that inning. But those walks might not have happened with the bases empty.
Showalter pressed that it was the lack of offense that lost the game. And on most nights over the past half-month, he would be right. The Orioles' .192 average since June 15 is the only number you need to prove that.
And even though the Orioles didn’t have a hit after