Wade Miley exits game after being hit by two consecutive line drives
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 20:45
The very next batter - Avisail Garcia - also hit a ball that made contact with the Miley in among the more unlucky set of circumstances a pitcher can experience.
But baseball is a amusing game, even if it's frequently laughing at you more than it's making you laugh, and the Orioles beat the Sox 4-2 behind pure dominance from Ynoa - their Ynoa, not Michael Ynoa - -who cut through every big bat in the Sox lineup in a crucial RBI situation when he needed to.
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Gabriel Ynoa throws to the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Friday, May 5, 2017. I think the real damage today comes from the Baltimore lineup beating up on Covey.
Gardner fouled off a pair of 1-2 fastballs, took a ball and on his seventh pitch of the at-bat hit his fifth home run of the season, all in the last six games. The Orioles later announced Miley was removed with a left wrist contusion.
The good news? X-rays on Miley's wrist were negative, and his postgame comments indicate that he doesn't expect to lose any time on the disabled list.
In spite of going without Britton for weeks and having the rotation thrown off kilter by Kevin Gausman's early ejection Wednesday, the Orioles are 18-10 and in second place in the AL East.
"He did what he needed to do", White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.
The White Sox opened the ninth with consecutive singles and scored a run off Brad Brach but got no closer. The right-hander is 0-2 in two career starts against his former team. He is among the league leaders in several categories and has served as an anchor for the Baltimore starters. A walk to Chris Davis and a single from Mark Trumbo loaded the bases, and meant that Gonzalez nicking Jonathan Schoop with a pitch was the difference in the game.
Gardner lined a slider from Hector Rondon for a three-run, ninth-inning drive that lifted NY over the World Series champion Chicago Cubs 3-2 in their series opener Friday.
Baltimore bolstered its overworked bullpen by recalling RHP Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Norfolk and optioning RHP Tyler Wilson to the same club.
White Sox: Still in search of his first major league victory, rookie Dylan Covey (0-2, 7.29 ERA) makes his fifth start of the season Saturday night.
Cubs starter Kyle Hendicks gave up 6 hits in 5⅓ scoreless innings, lowering his ERA from 4.18 to 3.51.