After a horrible loss on Wednesday where the Houston Astros teed off on Oriole pitching, the rubber game of the three game series was a low-scoring affair.
Thursday’s game was a totally different outcome for the Orioles, as they defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1.
Miguel Gonzalez came through with a quality outing and upped his record to 3-2 as he pitched six innings, struck out seven and gave up two runs. The bullpen – Darren O’Day, Brian Matusz and Jim Johnson – did their job to hold things together.
Johnson earned his 20th save.
The Birds of Baltimore used a three-run fourth inning to secure their 34th win of the season. J.J. Hardy had four hits, Chris David had two; meanwhile, Hardy and Adam Jones each drove in a run.
I’m impressed at how Houston played during the series. They were projected to be terrible; however, they seem to have pretty decent pitching and manager Bo Porter had them hustling. The Astros despite their low payroll and their record are still a...