Orioles option RHP Chris Tillman to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles announced after today’s game that they have optioned RHP CHRIS TILLMAN to Double-A Bowie.

Tillman won today’s game, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over a career-high 8.1 innings pitches after being recalled this morning.  He has gone 8-8 with a 3.63 ERA (89.1IP, 36ER), 30 walks and 92 strikeouts in 16 games (15 starts) for Triple-A Norfolk this season.  He went 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA (28.2IP, 8ER) in five June starts for the Tides, recording seven or more strikeouts in four of those outings.