The O's put THE HURT down on Phil Hughes last night, drilling him for eight earned runs in 1.2 innings and the offense rolled for 12 runs on 16 hits in total, beating the Yankees 12-5 on the strength of an eight-run second inning.
Adam Eaton (2-3) got the win, not that he really earned it with his line: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, K. He's now walked 11 in his last 16 innings, after allowing just four free passes in his first 15.1 innings. His ERA stayed steady at a brutal 7.18.
The Shutdown Three (oh, I'm going there) did their jobs: Baez allowed one earned in 2.1 IP, but Walker and Johnson finished the Yankees off after that.
I'd get into the offensive stats, but here's the MBP poll to cover that side. I will say this: ZAUN is now on an absolute tear. He's 6-for-7 this series and in May is 11-for-23, good for a .478/.520/.696 line. He's a beast.
Most Birdland Player (MBP) for today's game was:
Adam Jones (3-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R) (134 votes)
Nick Markakis (3-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 R) (15 votes)
Aubrey Huff (1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) (11 votes)
Luke Scott (3-for-5, 3 R) (11 votes)
Lou Montanez (2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R) (16 votes)
ZAUN (3-for-4, 2B, RBI, R) (35 votes)
222 total votes