The O's winning streak was snapped at five games after a 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Just a day after setting season-highs in runs, hits and doubles, the Birds were held to just six hits and two unearned runs. The club went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and simply couldn't take advantage of scoring opportunities...the Birds drew seven walks but not a single one of them turned into a run. The O's grounded into four double plays, the last of which ended the game...
Brian Matusz allowed a solo homer in the first before settling down. He tossed a season-high 116 pitches, baffling when you consider he was batting ninth in the lineup. He almost made it out of the sixth inning unscathed but gave up three runs before being lifted.
Overall, it was a game the O's could have won but let slip away. The Yankees won again, so the Birds are now a game and a half out of first, tying the farthest they've been out this entire season. Hopefully they come out swinging Saturday night behind starter Jason Hammel...Let's Go O's!