“A walk-off walk. Absolutely ridiculous!”
Kevin Brown sounded as surprised as the rest of us as the Orioles defeated the Yankees 2-1 in 11 innings at Camden Yards Friday night.
Ramon Urias, who gave the Orioles their first walk-off win of the 2021 season on April 13, earned this season’s first walk-off after being down 0-2 in the count to Aroldis Chapman.
As the baseball world should know by now, Orioles batters welcome the challenge of facing the fire-balling Chapman.
If you want an odd baseball finish, Urias is your man. His prior walk-off heroics featured a fielders choice to defeat the Washington Nationals on July 25, 2001. That came after the aforementioned walk-off against the Seattle Mariners on April 13, 2021, which happened in a seven-inning game.
The Orioles finished Friday’s game with 10 walks and six hits. They now rank second in the American League in walks an 14th in hits.
Postgame Interview with Ramon Urias
Obligatory “Walk This Way” Video