The Orioles have been on something of an offensive rampage. In the month of June, the club has hit 54 home runs, leaving them four home runs shy of matching the all-time record for home runs in a month set by the 1987 Orioles and 1999 Mariners. They were robbed of a home run on Tuesday night against the Padres, as Melvin Upton, Jr. made a dazzling catch over the wall in center field to bring back a J.J. Hardy home run. Upton alertly fired the ball to first base to double off Mark Trumbo. Hardy put good wood on a 3-2 Erik Johnson fastball, appearing to have enough to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the second inning. The O’s, who have averaged more than two home runs per game, have two games remaining
Tim Lincecum’s first start in his MLB comeback with the Los Angeles Angels was quite a sight. Tim Lincecum 2.0, hey, it could be a thing. Lincecum lasted three, throwing 83 pitches and looking more like the downtrodden ex-ace we saw with the San Francisco Giants.