Watch: Orioles’ defensive disaster allows Michael Brantley to score on triple
The Baltimore Orioles are one of the worst teams in baseball, and teams as bad as they are tend to find new ways to lose every day. Sunday was no exception.
Baltimore held a 5-4 lead in the 9th, but the Houston Astros put the first two men on in the inning for Michael Brantley. Brantley ripped a line drive to right that would have given Houston the lead either way but got even worse thanks to right fielder Anthony Santander.
So what exactly happened in that right field corner? The simple answer is Santander completely forgot how to throw.
Your 2019 Baltimore Orioles..
Context: 9th inning with a 1-run lead pic.twitter.com/0HZuPKQ5JQ
— Brian Hearn (@bhearn_sports) August 11, 2019
That’s a bad one. The only consolation was that the Astros would have taken the lead no matter what, but Santander’s effort was ruled a throwing error, giving Brantley a triple and an extra base on the mistake.
Despite the blunder, the Orioles rallied in the bottom of the ninth off Astros closer Roberto Osuna and actually came back to win 8-7. That’s some happy news for a team that has endured a difficult week/a>.