He leads all Blue Jays pitchers with 11 wins, and paces all starters with a 3.11 ERA.
Following a scary play that chased reliable starting pitcher Marcus Strowman from the game, the bats and the bullpen delivered for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jonathan Schoop doubled in Manny Machado for the game's only run in the 13th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays in a 1-0 victory Friday night.
Instead, the Orioles were victimized by a Toronto team that had lost 10 of 12, including four in a row, and had totaled one run in its previous two games. "Trumbo hits the ball unbelievably hard".
"Obviously you panic right at first".
With Stroman gone early, it was left to the bullpen to keep the Orioles in check and an offence that had been held off the board in 13 innings the night before to check back in. Preliminary X-rays taken during the game were negative for any broken bones. "It just felt like my arm exploded".
Following the game, Stroman said Stroman said he had never been hit by a comebacker that high up.
Stroman said he felt better once he realized he still had strength in his wrist and hand. "One pitch, one pitch", he said to Poulis, only to be denied by the trainer and acting manager DeMarlo Hale who immediately walked him off the field and into the Blue Jays dugout. He led off the fifth inning by lining an 0-2 pitch from Orioles starter Wade Miley over the wall in left.
"I think from now on, if you win, it matters", Schoop said. Biagini is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in five appearances (one start) against Baltimore this season. The Orioles hit 57 home runs in the month - a major league record for August, breaking the mark of 55 set by last year's club.
"That's Josh", Hale said. RHP Luis Santos, 26, made his major league debut in the fifth inning Saturday for the Blue Jays.
The Orioles would restore some pride in the eighth with Seth Smith's solo homer driving in the first run of the game for Baltimore, and an RBI single from Trumbo in the ninth, but it was a case of too little, too late as Tim Mayza got Joey Rickard to fly out and Anthony Santander to strike out to close out the win for the Jays.
Stroman, who appeared to lobby to remain in the game, had struck out three of the first six batters he faced before Trumbo came to the plate.
Kevin Pillar and Darwin Barney also homered for the last-place Blue Jays, who were in a 2-10 funk before winning two of three in a series that concludes Sunday.
Orioles: OF Craig Gentry (fractured finger) was placed on the 10-day DL, and Baltimore recalled RHP Alec Asher and LHP Donnie Hart.