Could Hear a Pin Drop…

By on April 29, 2015
Ulbado Jimenez (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

Ulbado Jimenez got the win to go to 2 – 1 on the year. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

For the first time in the history of Major League Baseball, two teams will play in front of zero fans.

Given the protests and riots currently taking place throughout the city streets; Commissioner Rob Manfred determined that it was best to ban spectators from entering the park. Originally scheduled for a 7:05 pm local start time, the game was moved to 2:05 pm local time to better accommodate the cities curfew that is currently in effect. You’ll notice that there are indeed zero fans inside of Camden Yards today.

Several fans could be seen standing outside the stadium, peeking through the gates.

It didn’t take long for Chris Davis to give them something to really cheer about.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
So much of baseball greatness is lost in translation because casual fans don’t understand the full game. Hopefully today provided fans an opportunity to see, and hear, exactly what a major league game is like. Without the distractions!

Kris Dunn has some thoughts and ideas for those “fair-weather” fans who give baseball a bad name simply because they do not understand the complexity of this great game…

You can follow Kris Dunn on Twitter @KrisDunnDV. He can also be heard on the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Radio Show. You can follow Rocket Sports, @RocketSportsEnt on Twitter.

AUDIO: from Kris Dunn

BOXSCORE  Orioles 8, White Sox 2   – Look at the last line at the bottom  “0”
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CWS
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
BAL
6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 8 11 1

 

Chicago White Sox
Player AB R H RBI TB BB K AVG OBP SLG
A. Eaton, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .244 .260
  E. Bonifacio, PH 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .077 .143 .077
M. Cabrera, LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .268 .312 .296
J. Abreu, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .296 .351 .606
A. LaRoche, DH 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .297 .369
A. Garcia, RF 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 .292 .333 .385
C. Gillaspie, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .224 .298
A. Ramirez, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194 .235 .274
G. Soto, C 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .136 .136 .273
M. Johnson, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .306 .267
Totals 30 2 4 1 4 1 9
Baltimore Orioles
Player AB R H RBI TB BB K AVG OBP SLG
A. De Aza, LF-RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .233 .281 .400
J. Paredes, DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 .385 .400 .769
D. Young, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .357 .386 .405
  D. Lough, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .600
A. Jones, CF 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 .400 .440 .707
C. Davis, 1B 4 1 1 3 4 0 2 .268 .333 .549
M. Machado, 3B 4 3 3 1 7 0 0 .254 .325 .479
E. Cabrera, SS 4 1 2 1 4 0 1 .250 .264 .279
C. Joseph, C 4 0 2 2 2 0 1 .327 .441 .469
R. Navarro, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375
Totals 34 8 11 8 21 1 7
2B: Bal 4, A. Jones (6), M. Machado (4), E. Cabrera 2 (2).
HR: Bal 2, C. Davis (5), M. Machado (4).
HR Detail: Bal, C. Davis (Inning: 1 , 1 Out, 2 on) off J. Samardzija, Bal, M. Machado (Inning: 5 , 1 Out, 0 on) off J. Samardzija.
Scoring Position: CWS – 0 for 6.Bal – 5 for 10.
SF: CWS 0,  Bal 1, A. Jones (1).
Chicago White Sox
Player IP H R ER BB K HR BFP Pit B-S ERA OpBA
J. Samardzija, (L 1-2) 5.0 10 8 7 1 5 2 26 87 25 – 62 4.78 .290
S. Carroll 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 20 5 – 15 0.00 .143
C. Rodon 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 0 – 5 5.40 .273
Baltimore Orioles
Player IP H R ER BB K HR BFP Pit B-S ERA OpBA
U. Jimenez, (W 2-1) 7.0 3 2 0 1 6 0 24 89 29 – 60 1.59 .133
K. Gausman 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 15 4 – 11 4.91 .256
Z. Britton 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 11 4 – 7 1.93 .200
Errors: CWS 1, J. Abreu (2). Bal 1, M. Machado (5).
Double Plays: CWS 1, (Samardzija to Al.Ramirez to Abreu). Bal 2, (R.Navarro to Machado to C.Davis; Machado to R.Navarro to C.Davis).
Umpires: HP–Layne, 1B–Wendelstedt, 2B–Davidson, 3B–Rackley.
Time: 2:03
Attendance – 0
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