What a game! The O's launched three homers in an 8-2 rout of the Twins on Saturday night at Camden Yards, and I was lucky enough to be in attendance to see it.
Tommy Hunter turned in seven strong innings, allowing just two unearned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. In the first two games of the season, O's starters have gone 14 innings and have yet to allow an earned run...impressive, to say the least. It's all about the pitching, and if the Birds can keep this up they have a real chance this year.
The bats came to life, as Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters all went deep in the win. It was Markakis' second homer in as many games. Designated hitter Ronny Paulino went 4-for-4 with a double and scored twice, and Robert Andino led the team with two RBIs.
Jason Hammel makes his O's debut on Easter Sunday...I'll be running the board at WBAL. Let's see if he can match Arietta and Hunter's performances.