The Orioles hit seven home runs today
- That’s the most home runs they’ve ever hit in a home game in the franchise’s history.
– And it matches the single-game record, done last in 1985. (h/t ESPN Stats and Info.
— Manny Machado and Chris Davis homered twice.
—- Jim Thome also homered.
—– I mention that here to point out that the Orioles got homers by a 42-year-old and a 20-year-old. (thank you Josh Norris.)
Craig Kimbrel struck out four batters in one inning.
- He has 60.1 innings with 111 strikeouts and 14 walks.
– Danny Espinosa is one of three players to homer off Kimbrel this year.
— I mention that only to point out Espinosa leads the NL in strikeouts by a batter.
Carlos Pena has seven home runs in his career against Jon Lester.
Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and only ten pitches seen.
- Also in this game, Curtis Granderson tripled.
– Not so unpredictable, but this triple gave him the team lead. Which he previously shared…
— with Raul Ibanez.