One of the more concerning components of the Orioles' recent collapse has been the regression of starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who was so good in the first half this season and has struggled mightily in the second.
Before the Orioles left for their seven-game road trip last week, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones called the stretch against the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers, “gut-check” time.
If you want a snapshot of the Orioles’ frustration during this disastrous road trip this week, look no further than the last pitch of Saturday night’s 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.
The Orioles knew their seven-game road trip to Kansas City and Texas this week could make or break their playoff hopes.
A group of Orioles watched the U.S. Championship of the Little League World Series on Saturday afternoon in the visiting clubhouse and cheered when the Red Land (Pa.) team won in the bottom of the sixth to advance to Sunday's overall championship against Japan.
The Orioles might be plummeting out of playoff contention, but executive vice president Dan Duquette said he is still looking to improve the 2015 ballclub as another deadline nears.
Cole Hamels is good. I get that.
The Texas Rangers acquired lefty ace Cole Hamels at the July 31 trade deadline not so much for this year's pennant push, but for the three-plus years left on his contract.