“That Was Huge” – Baltimore Orioles Star, Ryan Mountcastle Talks About Leading Rout Against Boston Red Sox

Published 05/31/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

The Baltimore Orioles may be at #5 in the AL East, but they have not given up. Their bid for a post-season spot remains just as alive as everyone else. Bouncing back from a losing record, the Orioles showed character at Fenway Park. With a 10-0 win against familiar opposition against the Boston Red Sox to close out the series, the Orioles ensured a 0.500 record for their last ten games. With a hitting display that awed many, the Orioles displayed some laudable pitching to set up the win.

The Orioles are last in the AL East rankings at the moment. However, much of the season remains to be played. And with the Boston Red Sox 10.5 games behind division leaders New York Yankees, the Orioles are only 13 behind. Not an insurmountable gap, especially with so many games yet to be played. The Boston Red Sox had a forgettable outing and will look to put this match in the rearview mirror as they begin their series with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

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The Baltimore Orioles have an impressive outing

Rich Hill of the Boston Red Sox will feel hard done by. The southpaw pitcher had a good showing against the Orioles earlier in the series, but this was just not his day. Conceding two runs in the first, Hill only had his misery compounded when he conceded two more in the third. Hill was relieved from his mound duties at the end of the fifth after giving up another double to Mountcastle.

And the Orioles’ pitching staff, too, was up to the assignment from the get-go. Tyler Wells drew much praise from the Orioles fanbase delivering on a six-innings shutout. Wells’ 6 innings-long scoreless streak was the longest of his career and certainly went a long way in ensuring the win for his franchise.

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With an impressive offensive display on the night, Mountcastle was the pick of the hitters. Recording four hits in the encounter, he seemed happy to have finally gotten going. “I feel like I’ve been seeing the ball great,” Mountcastle said“just not really getting the bat on the ball, and today I finally did.”

Attesting to how important the win was, Orioles’ player had a statement to make. “That was huge,” Mountcastle said“It seems like that was really like the first time we really just put a team in the dirt a little early.”

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The Orioles take on the Mariners next. And for the sake of their fans, they will hope that their run continues. But what do you think? Do the Orioles have what it takes to keep going? Or is a slip-up during the season inevitable?

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Aditya Deshingkar

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Aditya Deshingkar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. An aspiring lawyer, Aditya is a final year student of the law program at GLC. Notably, as an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.

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