Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck discusses the Orioles' 19-3 win over the Phillies. The Orioles had a team-record eight home runs in the game. (Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun video)
By now, you know the Orioles hit a modern-franchise-record eight homers Tuesday night in a 19-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. They had hit seven on three previous occasions. The last team to hit eight bombs in one game was the Boston Red Sox in 2013 versus the Detroit Tigers.
But there are plenty of other stats to consider from the blowout.
** The Orioles hadn't scored more than 19 runs since they scored 23 on Sept. 28, 2000 against the Toronto Blue Jays. The most runs scored by one team in Camden Yards history, though, was in the first game of a doubleheader on Aug. 22, 2007, when the Orioles lost 30-3 to the Texas Rangers. Those 30 runs were the most allowed in one game since the Chicago Colts beat the Louisville Colonels 36-7 in 1897. The Rangers only hit six homers against the Orioles in the 30-3 bludgeoning.
** One other weird connection to that 30-3 game at Camden Yards. During that one, new signee and first-round draft pick Matt Wieters (fifth overall) was introduced to the crowd. Tuesday night, new signee and first-round pick Ryan Mountcastle (36th overall) was introduced to the crowd.
** Six different Orioles homered (Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee each had two) against a total of four pitchers. Lefty Elvis Araujo did not give up a homer, but outfielder Jeff Francoeur did -- the record eighth homer to Ryan Flaherty.
** Francoeur became the first position player to pitch against the Orioles since Darnell McDonald on May 6, 2012 at Fenway Park in the renowned 17-inning Boston Marathon game that featured O's first baseman Chris Davis getting the victory. Francoeur was the 22nd position player in Phillies history to pitch.
** The Orioles scored six runs in the first, tying a season high for the fourth time. The last time they accomplished that was the no-fans game April 29.
** Machado and Parmelee became the first pair of Orioles teammates to hit two homers in one game since way back on May 31 of this season, when Machado and Delmon Young did it against the Tampa Bay Rays.
** Parmelee is the first Oriole to homer in his first game with the club since Nelson Cruz did it last year. He's the second Oriole to homer twice in his team debut, joining the incomparable Sam Horn, who homered twice on Opening Day in 1990. Horn, Parmelee and Ronny Paulino (2012) are the only players to have four hits in their Orioles debut.