Final: Orioles 8, Pirates 6
The Pirates had quite an offensive outburst, but it wasn’t enough to match Adam Jones and the Orioles Tuesday night.
Brad Lincoln had some trouble getting behind hitters. When he did that he threw pitches over the middle of the plate. Those pitches over the plate got hit pretty hard.
Chris Resop also gave up four runs in relief in the sixth inning, which was enough to put the game out of reach.
Neil Walker was 2 for 5 with a double and a home run, his 4th of the season. He raised his OPS to .713, joining Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones as the only three hitters to accomplish that so far this season.
Casey McGehee had a really nice day out of the clean up spot going 2 for 3 with two walks and his 2nd home run of the season. He is hitting .278/.381/.556 so far in June.
Doug Slaten pitched two scoreless innings and now has not given up a run over 8 1/3 innings since his call up. He still hasn’t given up a run over his last 32 1/3 innings between AAA-Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
I have to think the Pirates could be getting close to moving Lincoln back to the pen after another less than stellar start. His stuff just simply plays out better in the bullpen. If that happens, Resop’s days could be numbered.