Tonight is the first time the O’s hitters have ever seen Toronto lefty Brad Mills.
Despite that, once again, they are not seeing many pitches at the plate.
The O’s trail 1-0 after three innings and Mills has thrown just 23 pitches to get nine outs. He has faced ten hitters, so that is just 2.3 pitches seen per hitter so far.
He threw just seven pitches in the first inning, eight in the second and eight in the third.
They are hoping to go over ten in one of these innings.
The O’s were just 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position in the first two games in Toronto. They are 0 for 1 tonight.
Mills, who is making his first big league start of this season, is sure not throwing hard. But that windup is all arms and legs.
Maybe the O’s will hit him the second time through the order. We can hope.