Matt Wieters Quietly Has a Five-Hit Day

img_0204Matt Wieters hit a stand-up triple. That triple gave him the first five-hit game of his career and only the third five-hit game ever by an Orioles catcher. On an ordinary day, these things would qualify as big news in Birdland. Sunday was not an ordinary day.

Wieters’ triple came immediately after Jonathan Schoop’s thrilling three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning at San Francisco that capped a six-run O’s rally. The Birds scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings.

O’s win! O’s win! Ho-hum, Mr. Wieters.

The two previous Orioles backstops with five-hit games were Bob Melvin on June 15, 1991, and Clint Courtney on Aug. 29, 1954. Courtney’s effort was the first five-hit game in O’s history.

Prior to Wieters, the most recent O’s batter with a five-hit game was Gerrardo Parra on Aug. 16, 2015. Meanwhile, Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy are the only other hitters on the current O’s roster with five-hit games.

Have yourself a day, Mr. Wieters. But would you mind keeping it down a bit?




About Matthew Taylor

Roar from 34, a Baltimore Orioles Blog. Humor. History. Homerism. Since 2006.
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3 Responses to Matt Wieters Quietly Has a Five-Hit Day

  1. If I hadn’t seen that triple myself I wouldn’t believe you.

  2. Pingback: Luis Aparicio, the 1966 Orioles, and a Record Number of Five-Hit Games | Roar from 34

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