Orioles Offense Stays Hot in Blowout of Mets

BALTIMORE — Pat Valaika described his late father-in-law as one of his largest followers — somebody who would remind him how nice it may be to be a serious league baseball participant.

“He always told me I’m living the dream,” Valaika mentioned. “Sometimes I take it for granted, but he was definitely with me tonight.”

In his first recreation again from the bereavement checklist following the loss of life of his father-in-law, Valaika doubled twice and the Baltimore Orioles rolled to a different high-scoring victory, 10-Three over the Mets on Tuesday night time.

“He loved watching me play more than anything — he really lived for it,” Valaika mentioned. “I knew coming back that all he would want me to do was to play.”

Maikel Franco turned the sixth participant to hit a house run into the second deck at Camden Yards, and Anthony Santander additionally homered for the Orioles, who’ve received 5 of six after a 14-game dropping streak. Baltimore additionally hit seven doubles in the sport, together with two every by Valaika and Cedric Mullins.

Bruce Zimmermann (Four-Three) allowed a two-run homer in the primary inning to Pete Alonso, however the Mets managed just one extra hit off him in 5 innings. David Peterson (1-5) yielded 4 runs and eight hits in two and two-thirds innings.

Baltimore outhit the Mets by 16-Four after scoring 18 runs with 21 hits in Sunday’s victory over Cleveland.

“I thought tonight we took really good at-bats,” Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde mentioned. “Once again, up and down the order, a lot of production from the bottom half of the order.”

Alonso added a second homer in the ninth, making him the primary Mets participant with a multi-homer recreation this season.

Valaika tied the sport at 2-2 with a two-run double in the second, then scored on a double by Mullins. Valaika doubled house one other run in the third.

Mullins led off with a double in the fourth — at that time, he had 11 hits in his final 13 at-bats — and scored on a single by Trey Mancini.

Mets Manager Luis Rojas mentioned the plan remains to be for the struggling Peterson to make his subsequent scheduled begin.

“We need to get him right,” Rojas mentioned. “We need David Peterson.”

Franco broke the sport open with a three-run homer in the fifth that went down the road in left discipline and into the second deck. He was the primary participant to hit a house run into that degree since Alonso final September. Mark Reynolds in 2011 and Manny Machado in 2017 have been the one Baltimore hitters to do it beforehand.

Santander hit a solo homer in the eighth.