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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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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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Yankees “Open To Moving” Miguel Andujar

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The New York Yankees have a future superstar in Miguel Andujar, a fan favorite, yet they have been constantly linked to rumors of being open to dealing him, despite his huge rookie season.

This one, just doesn’t make much sense if the plan is to move Andujar to make room for the likes of Manny Machado.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray, the Yankees are “open to moving” Andjuar via trade, but there is no clear trade path to reference at this time.

This development clearly shows the Yankees desire to sign Machado to a free agent deal.

The Yankees and Mets have also been linked in a potential deal that could see Noah Syndergaard end up in New York, with Andujar on his way out.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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