The Baltimore Orioles needed a win badly to keep pace with the top teams in the American League. Chris Tillman was ready for the challenge, and headed the call.
Tillman pitched 7 innings, allowed 1 run, 4 hits, struck out 7 and walked 2 en route to his 14th victory of the season – one that the Orioles needed to bring their four-game losing streak to a halt, as they defeated the New York Yankees, 4-1. J.J. Hardy opened up the scoring for the O’s with a 2-run single in the first, while Jonathan Schoop provided insurance with a 2-run double in the 7th inning.
On Social Delta, which covered the most relevant tweets for this final game of the 4-game series at Yankee Stadium, not much social interaction was had after the eventful first inning. You can look at the graph of the game here:
Fans of the Orioles were pleasantly surprised to get runs in the first inning, with a couple sarcastic Twitter posts showing up on Social Delta. This is to be expected when a team goes through a slow patch, but for today, most of the O’s fans were pleased. Let’s take a look at some of the best posts throughout the game.
Orioles Offense!!!! pic.twitter.com/hvyWHhdEUP
— Tony Thornton (@DMVtrafficguy) July 21, 2016
@Orioles putting runs on the board *at all*
— Ryun (@RyunAnderson) July 21, 2016
The Orioles finally scored some runs in the 1st inning and have decided that’s all they’ll be scoring for the rest of the game
— Jake Nazar (@ATVS_JakeNazar) July 21, 2016
O’s had CC Sabathia on the ropes in the 1st inning. Threw 30 pitches. He has reeled them back in, averaging just 10 pitches an inning since.
— Peter Schmuck (@SchmuckStop) July 21, 2016
Schoop with 2-run double to RF with 2 outs in 7th. Borbon scores from 1st. Huge, Jerry. #orioles lead 4-1
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) July 21, 2016
Joe Girardi leaving CC Sabathia in there was … questionable.
— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) July 21, 2016
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 21, 2016
Chris Tillman is doing a good job ending L streaks:
4/27 – ends L3
5/3 – ends L2
5/18 – ends L2
6/14 – ends L3
7/5 – ends L5
7/21 – ends L4
— Dan Clark on Sports (@DanClarkSports) July 21, 2016
The Orioles are back at it Friday evening against the Cleveland Indians.