Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman will start Sunday's season finale for the Orioles, MASN Sports reports. Tillman did not get to make a start Friday due to a rainout. Rather than have him pitch in Saturday's doubleheader, Tillman is now slated to start Sunday. Tillman has two quality starts in a row after failing to notch a quality start in his prior four starts. Still, Tillman had a 5.73 ERA for August and he sported a 7.03 ERA in September with a 1.44 ERA over the two month period. Depending on how things shake out in Saturday's doubleheader, the Yankees may start a strong lineup or rest most of its starters before the Wild Card game.
Orioles starter Chris Tillman surrendered five hits, two earned runs and a walk over 7 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Monday. He struck out three but did not factor into the decision. Despite turning in his best outing of September, Tillman left without a victory after Darren O'Day eventually allowed a game-tying single to Jose Bautista. The 27-year-old was sharp on Monday, throwing 69 of his 104 pitches for strikes and notching first-pitch strikes on 19 of the 27 batters he faced. As customary, Tillman pitched to contact--inducing only four swings-and-misses-- but largely stayed out of trouble by coaxing 11 ground balls out of the potent Blue Jays offense. Tillman figures to have one more opportunity to finish 2015 with a .500 record when he takes the mound this coming weekend against the Red Sox.
Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman (10-11) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings during Wednesday's win in Washington. Despite being on the other end of a dominating outing by Max Scherzer, Tillman ended up keeping the O's in the game long enough for the win. He's still walking too many batters while striking out relatively few, which isn't a formula for sustainable success. Tillman's next start comes against the Jays, who scored six off him back on Sept. 6.
Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in 5.2 innings against the Rays on Thursday. It's been an awfully bad run for Tillman over his last five starts, as he's given up 24 runs -- all earned -- in 24.2 innings over that span. After a hot stretch in July, Tillman has simply imploded down the stretch. After pitching to an ERA no worse than 3.71 in the last three seasons, it was hard to see a disaster like this year coming, but Tillman's already modest bat-missing ability has faded further, and it's put him in bad situations game after game.
A bad season got just a little worse for Orioles starter Chris Tillman on Saturday. He was handed a lead against Kansas City and he handed it right back, though his relievers did him no favors. Tillman surrendered four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings with two walks and three whiffs. A run-scoring single by Salvador Perez was the only hiccup until the sixth, when he fell apart. A walk and two singles knocked him out of the game, then the bullpen allowed the two runners he left on base to score. Tillman has been a mess since a strong run appeared to have turned around his season. He has yielded 21 runs over the last 19 innings to send his ERA skyrocketing from 4.54 to 5.21.