Orioles right-hander David Hess arrived at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Monday afternoon to hear a message from manager Brandon Hyde that the short-handed pitching staff would "ride me out a little bit."
"I told him I'd give him eight strong if he'd let me," Hess said. "I tried to live up to my end, and like I said, if he let me..."
Hyde did not. Instead, he pulled Hess in the seventh inning of a no-hit bid that the Orioles led 6-0 at the time, only to cling to a 6-5 win to improve to 3-1.
He cited the fact that the 25-year-old right-hander was on short rest after he pitched two relief innings on Thursday’s Opening Day, and at 82...