New Cubs reliever Tommy Hunter made his team debut on Saturday, and recorded a two-out save in the 4-2 win over the Brewers. The save was the first of the season for Hunter, who was acquired from the Orioles on Friday. Hunter was summoned with one out in the ninth when Jason Motte put a runner on second. Hunter allowed that run to score on an RBI groundout, and then retired the final batter to close out the game. It was Hunter's first save since May 2014, when he recorded 11 saves for the Orioles.
The Orioles have traded right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter to the Cubs in exchange for outfielder Junior Lake. Hunter owns a 3.63 ERA in 44 2/3 innings of relief this season. He was formerly a starter, though he hasn't made a start since 2012. Lake has split time this year between the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa. He owns a .224 batting average in 21 games with the Cubs. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions. He will report to Triple-A Norfolk, acording to MLB.com.
Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter gave up a walk-off two-run home run in the tenth inning of Monday's loss to Minnesota. Hunter lost for the first time since April 13, dropping to 2-2 on the year. He gave up two runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings and surrendered his first home run since May 12.
Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman was only able to go three innings due to a two-hour rain delay during Baltimore's 5-4 win over the Mariners. Tillman gave up one earned run in the second inning. However, he walked three batters and allowed one hit. He struck out two during his time in the game. Tillman has struggled of late as he's now allowed 19 earned runs in his past 26 2/3 innings. Though he's dealing with a sore back, Tillman said it felt fine after the game, according to MASN Sports. A decision was made an hour into the delay that he wouldn't return. Tillman has an ERA of 6.10 for the season. The rain delay forced the Orioles to use a total of seven pitchers. Tommy Hunter pitched the eighth inning and got into a bit of a jam by surrendering two hits and a walk. However, he got out of the trouble and improved to 2-1 for the season with the win. For Tillman, his next start is projected for May 26 against the Astros.
Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter allowed two earned runs on two hits in one inning while striking out one in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees. "Tommy's got so much, I don't know, loose energy," manager Buck Showalter said after the game, per MLB.com. "He wants to contribute so bad he kind of gets out of whack a little bit. It's hard to back him off. He'll be better. His track record says he'll go through some bumps and you'll like him when it's all said and done." Hunter has posted a 14.73 ERA in 3 2/3 innings over his first four appearances.