For the first time in four days, the
The O's played three straight afternoon games this
The structure of the schedule isn't fair -- manager
"It was the first time I think I’ve played four out of five days games," Orioles catcher
He took a perfect game into the sixth inning -- we've also seen
"I thought about it after the first, 'Nice, I didn't give up a hit in the first,'" Saunders said. "I always want to set the tone early and it's nice to go out there and put up a zero in the first. That's something I've really focused on this year. Sometimes it doesn't happen but this is first game of the series and you really want to set the tone and give your team the chance to win."
Saunders' ability to keep his sinker down will be a key to his success, and Wieters said his location with that pitch was much better. It's the difference between it coming in at the thigh and the knee, Wieters said.
It was a big outing for Saunders. It kept the Orioles' bullpen in good shape. And now expect some more reinforcements. I expect Jason Hammel to come off the DL to start Thursday, creating the likelihood of a six-man rotation moving forward as long as
The bottom line: The Orioles could conceivably end today tied for first place in the
But now, the Orioles are right there. And they will have the opportunity to control their own fate. Take care of business here in Toronto and they have four games against the hobbling