Essentially the most obtrusive instance got here Tuesday, when Urías loved a banner day throughout each halves of the Orioles’ doubleheader towards the Mariners. Urías homered within the membership’s 4-3 loss in Recreation 1, then despatched the O’s to a walk-off 7-6 win in Recreation 2 at Oriole Park. His game-winning single off Casey Sadler helped the O’s salvage a cut up of their first 2021 twin invoice, and likewise declare their first residence victory of the season. The come-from-behind win additionally marked simply their second victory in eight video games since their season-opening sweep in Boston.
“That is the primary walk-off for me in my profession,” Urías stated by crew translator Ramon Alarcon. “It felt superior and nice. I’m very completely happy we have been capable of come by and get this win tonight.”
On this evening, these heroics undid the injury executed to Dean Kremer, whose three-inning, four-run outing pushed the younger righty’s season ERA to 10.50 by two begins.
Urías had assist. Maikel Franco’s three-run double within the third inning dug the O’s out of an early gap and Ryan Mountcastle confirmed additional indicators of breaking out of his season-opening slump by scoring Franco with a game-tying single one batter later. Cedric Mullins prolonged his hitting streak to fifteen video games (he’s additionally hitting .442 and main the Majors in hits) with a go-ahead double off Seattle reliever Will Vest within the fourth, which held till Sam Haggerty’s two-run game-tying homer off Adam Plutko within the seventh.
That set the stage for Urías, who signed with the Cardinals out of the Mexican League in 2018, however, blocked in St. Louis by established infielders Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong, stalled at Triple-A. He arrived within the Orioles’ system through waivers on Feb. 11, 2020, and he made his MLB debut on Aug. 20, hitting .360 (9-for-25) with three extra-base hits in 10 video games down the stretch. Urías then confirmed properly this spring, impressing the Orioles together with his versatility and skill to place collectively powerful at-bats from the suitable facet of the plate.
He’s began two of 4 video games at second base since Valaika’s optioning, additionally profiling because the O’s major utility possibility.
“In the present day, I had some fairly good swings and I used to be capable of make some onerous contact,” Urías stated. “I’m very completely happy I used to be capable of contribute to the victory for my crew. I’m wanting ahead to persevering with to obtain extra alternatives and present what I can do on the market.”
Mentioned supervisor Brandon Hyde: “He obtained an enormous hit for us in a recreation we would have liked. It was a troublesome day up till that time. That was a giant hit and uplifting for us.”
The supervisor’s hope is it helps spark an offense that has operated largely in matches and begins, not less than within the early-going. Mullins and Franco are the intense spots, with Mullins white-hot out of the leadoff spot and Franco (team-high 12 RBIs) benefitting. However Mancini (0-for-7 Tuesday, hitting .159 general), Mountcastle and Freddy Galvis (1-for-5 Tuesday; .162 season common) stay mired in deep slumps, although Mountcastle’s progress Tuesday was plain to see.
“We’re simply making an attempt to get higher,” Hyde stated. “We see lots of urgent occurring with our hitters. Hopefully, rallies like we had and wins like this will calm down some guys. However we have now lots of guys urgent on the plate like that, so to get some massive hits in massive spots, that was big for us. Hopefully we will get some momentum going.”