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Orioles’ Dylan Bundy Has Historically Bad Outing Against Royals

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It’s been a disastrous start to the season for the Baltimore Orioles, and it only got worse on Tuesday night.

Facing the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards, Orioles starter Dylan Bundy took the mound looking to get back on track following two bad starts in a row.

It didn’t happen.

Bundy faced seven hitters, retired none of them, and was pulled from the game looking at a 7-0 deficit.

Let’s recap what the Royals did to poor ol’ Bundy in order:

Jon Jay: single
Jorge Soler: two-run homer (KC 2-0)
Mike Moustakas: solo homer (KC 3-0)
Salvador Perez: solo homer (KC 4-0)
Lucas Duda: walk
Whit Merrifield: walk
Alex Gordon: three-run homer (7-0)

And that was all she wrote for Bundy after throwing 28 pitches, just 13 of them strikes, and four of those strikes leaving the yard.

Bundy’s meltdown on the mound marked the first time in the modern era (since 1900) that a pitcher has allowed four homers in a game without recording an out.

Yikes.

Baltimore allowed 10 runs in the first inning overall, losing the game 15-7, and falling to a woeful 8-27 on the season.

What started off as a strong season for Bundy has gone drastically south. After recording a 1.42 ERA in his first five starts (5 ER, 31 2/3 IP), the right-hander has posted a 19.00 clip (nine innings) in his last three, seeing his season ERA rise to 5.31.

You’ve got to think that something must be up with Bundy. One doesn’t simply dominate in his first five starts before turning into a single-A pitcher in his next three, with Tuesday being by far the worst of them. Just a total disaster.

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Rays Place Austin Meadows On IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained right thunb.

Rays general manager Erik Neander said that the team may be without Meadows for “a few weeks”, according to the Tamp Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.

Meadows has started the 2019 season hot, posting a stellar .351/.422/.676 slash line to go along with six homers for Tampa Bay.

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Blue Jays’ Matt Shoemaker Out for Season with Torn ACL

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Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL, according to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Shoemaker, who was initially placed on the 10-day injured list, suffered the injury during a game on Saturday.

Shoemaker, 32, was off to an impressive start for Toronto, pitching the the tune of 1.57 ERA.

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Indians Activate Francisco Lindor, DFA Hanley Ramirez

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The Cleveland Indians have activated star shortstop Francisco Lindor from the injured list on Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Indians have designated veteran Hanley Ramirez for assignment to create the necessary roster spot for the return of Lindor.

Ramirez, 35, appeared in 16 games this season for Cleveland, posting a slash line of .184/.298/.327 with two home runs.

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