Shewmake makes MLB debut in Atlanta Braves loss to Orioles

Baltimore Orioles v Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles v Atlanta Braves / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

The Atlanta Braves opened a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night from Truist Park, falling in game one by a final score of 9-4. With the result, the Braves now sit at 22-11 overall for the year.

Shewmake makes MLB debut in Atlanta Braves loss to Orioles

After a one-two-three first inning from Braves starter Max Fried to open the contest, it would not take Atlanta long to find the scoreboard Friday night, as catcher Sean Murphy would deliver an RBI single in the bottom of the frame off Orioles starter Dean Kremer, making the score 1-0.

After a scoreless second altogether, the Orioles would however go on to tie the game 1-1 in the top of the third inning, as Ryan McKenna scored on a RBI groundout from Gunnar Henderson. McKenna originally led off the inning with a groundout, which was later overtuned via replay from out to safe, and would shortly after advance into scoring position at third after a throwing error on a pickoff from Fried.

The Orioles would go on to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth, as Anthony Santander would hit a solo HR off Fried. Both teams would go scoreless across the games next two frames as well, until the Orioles took a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh with a Cedric Mullins solo HR off Fried.

Baltimore also added six more runs during that inning as well, with Fried leaving the game in the top of the seventh after the Orioles loaded the bases. Included in that seventh was a grand slam from Santander for his second HR of the game, as well as the Orioles batting around, to make the score 9-1.

The Braves would eventually get on the scoreboard once again in the bottom of the eighth, as Murphy would hit a three-run HR to make the score, 9-4. That score would however hold across the remainder of the game, with the Orioles going on to win, 9-4.

Noteworthy Stats

  • LHP Max Fried: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
  • C Sean Murhpy: 2/4, HR, 4 RBI

What's Next?

The Atlanta Braves will return to action Saturday for game two against the Orioles, with first pitch set for 7:15 PM ET. Spencer Strider (4-0, 2.57 ERA) will start for the Braves, while the Orioles will also start a right-hander in Kyle Bradish (1-1, 6.14 ERA).