Frustration is mounting. The Braves, again, outhit their opponents (7-4) and still lost, handily. One way to achieve that is to hit into opportunity-killing double plays in each of the first three innings.
Randall Delgado certainly pitched well enough to win, allowing just three hits and one walk in eight innings. Unfortunately, two of the hits were doubles, and both batters wound up scoring without benefit of another hit. In the second, Adam Jones moved up on a flyout and scored on a sac fly. In the sixth, Steve Pearce went to third on a sac bunt and scored on a balk. And that’s all that the Orioles needed.