J.J. Hardy hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 effort as the Orioles shut the Braves out 2-0 on Wednesday.
Hardy's homer provided some insurance, pushing the Orioles' lead to 2-0 in the fourth inning against Michael Foltynewicz. The shortstop has yet to gather momentum at the plate, hitting .240/.271/.354 with seven home runs and 29 RBI on the year.
Jonathan Schoop went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run as the Orioles narrowly defeated the Braves on Wednesday.
Schoop's homer, in the third inning off of Michael Foltynewicz, turned out to be the deciding factor as it broke a scoreless tie in the Orioles' shutout. The second baseman has gone yard seven times in 27 games this season while knocking in 15 and batting .268/.310/.561.
Michael Foltynewicz limited the Orioles to two runs in six innings, but took the loss on Wednesday.
It was his first start in nearly three weeks after a brief stint with Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander made two mistakes, resulting in solo home runs to Jonathan Schoop in the third inning and J.J. Hardy in the fourth. They were two of six hits Foltynewicz allowed along with two hits and eight strikeouts. He'll bring a 5.04 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP, and a 60/20 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings into a home start against the Giants.
Travis d'Arnaud has completed his minor league rehab assignment and will rejoin the Mets on Thursday.
He has missed the past month with a left elbow sprain, but is now fully recovered and ready to provide an offensive jolt to the Mets. Before landing on the disabled list, the 26-year-old was hitting .296/.338/.535 with four homers and 17 RBI in 19 games.
Chris Tillman delivered 8 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the Braves on Wednesday.
Tillman got the first two outs of the ninth inning on ground balls, but allowed a double to Cameron Maybin before Zach Britton entered the game to get the final out. Tillman used 95 pitches, limiting the Braves to four hits while walking none and striking out two. The right-hander has held opponents to two runs or fewer in six consecutive starts, doing wonders for his ERA which now stands at 4.35 with a 1.33 WHIP and an 80/42 K/BB ratio over 113 2/3 innings. Tillman will look to keep it going in Oakland versus the Athletics next.
Ryan Goins went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Phillies.
The Jays banged out 16 hits against the Phillies' pitching, so Goins' contribution were relative drops in the bucket. Still a productive night. He doubled in a run in the seventh to push the Jays' lead to 8-1 at the time. Goins has otherwise not done much at the dish, batting .227/.274/.323 with two home runs and 26 RBI.
Ehire Adrianza went 1-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Wednesday, leading the Giants to a 5-0 victory over the Brewers.
Getting a rare start at second base in place of Joe Panik, Adrianza delivered a two-run single as part of a five-run uprising in the seventh inning that broke the game open. The 25-year-old is hitting just .136/.174/.182 in limited action this season.
Jerome Williams served up four runs in 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
If there was a bright side to the outing, it was that the Blue Jays only scored against him four times. They racked up 10 hits and chased him in the fifth inning. He walked none and struck out one. It hasn't been a good year for Williams, as he has a 6.36 ERA, a 1.69 WHIP, and a 46/20 K/BB ratio over 80 2/3 innings. He has a tall task coming up with a home start against the Dodgers.