Before the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter explained the process of hitting a knuckleball this way: "It's like swatting a butterfly with a needle."
"Mike was good. Gave up one run. I'm not even counting the routine flyball to left field which blew out," manager Buck Showalter said. "Had a walk there before that you don't like to see, but he really only gave up one run today. The conditions elevated his pitch count a little bit."