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Orioles go ballistic after umpire ejects Kevin Gausman from start against Red Sox

Orioles go ballistic after umpire ejects Kevin Gausman from start against Red Sox

The Orioles and Red Sox may never play a drama-free game again.

On Wednesday night at Fenway Park, yet another incident involving the two teams occurred. But this one, at least on the surface, appeared to be a total accident.

In the second inning of his start, Kevin Gausman delivered a curveball that hit Boston's Xander Bogaerts. Home plate umpire Sam Holbrook immediately tossed Gausman for plunking Bogaerts, which caused Baltimore players to lose their minds.


Here's a video of the HBP:

After realizing that Holbrook gave Gausman the thumb, catcher Caleb Joseph slammed his mask with nearly enough force to break ground and send it to the core of the Earth. According to Buster Olney, meanwhile, Gausman pleaded his case to Holbrook, saying the off-speed pitch simply got away from him. 

The battery mates weren't the only two O's who were incensed by the ejection, though:

This is some beef that apparently doesn't need to be refrigerated to last.

UPDATE - 9:27 PM

And now, Adam Jones has been thrown out, too. He was arguing balls and strikes in the fifth:

Holbrook's going to need some aspirin after this one because his arm is probably going to be a little sore. This stat isn't going to earn him much favor, either:

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and boy did Orioles right fielder Steve Wilkerson make sure the team went out with a bang against the Boston Red Sox.

Bottom of the eighth, game knotted at four, Jackie Bradley Jr. sent what seemed to be a moonshot to right field...

But what happens next is arguably the best catch of the entire MLB season. 

This catch by Wilkerson is nothing less than spectacular. Not only did he possess the focus to track the ball beyond the wall, but the athleticism to make the catch while almost tumbling over backwards into the crowd. 

This year may have been a huge let down for Baltimore, but here's to a bright spot heading into the offseason. 


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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

The Orioles are now five games better than last season's woeful 47-115 record. While they continue to win meaningless games late in the season, their poor season won't go away. 

Player Notes:

Dylan Bundy gave up only two runs in seven innings pitched against the Blue Jays, bringing his season's ERA down to 4.79. 

Also, Trey Mancini went a perfect 5-5 in the Orioles win Tuesday night. He's now batting .373 against Toronto, hitting 25 of his 94 RBI this season against Toronto. Dwight Smith Jr. also impressed with a 3-4 showing, hitting a homer and three RBI of his own. 


OF Mason Williams, knee, out indefinitely

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up: 

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Orioles at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre

Thursday, Sept. 26: Orioles at Boston, 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park

Friday, Sept. 27: Orioles at Boston, 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park