| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Some criticized the Orioles for not acquiring middle-of-the-order bat this offseason, but so far in this young season, they have gotten excellent production from the third, fourth and fifth hitters in their batting order.
Through 18 games, hitters for...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Buck Showalter and the Orioles are obviously set at catcher with Matt Wieters, who has represented the club at the All-Star Game the past two years and has a pair of Gold Glove awards collecting dust somewhere.
But Showalter is also quite fond of backup...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
66 -- saves, most in the major leagues, for Orioles closer Jim Johnson since Sept. 7, 2011.
With Tuesday’s win over the Toronto Blue...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:39 PM
TORONTO — The last time Orioles fans saw second baseman Brian Roberts on the field, he was being carried off in Tampa Bay, his face wincing in pain, in the Orioles' third game of the regular season.
Behind the scenes, Roberts has been working...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When the ball flies off the bat, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is often used to seeing it distinctly outlined against a backdrop of green seats up the third base line.
In the Orioles’ four-game series against the Boston Red Sox this weekend,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman might not be the biggest name in pitching in the major leagues right now, but his performance over the past two seasons ranks among the best.
Since the beginning of the 2012 season, Tillman is 16-5 for a .762 winning...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:13 PM
The Orioles’ hope of having four elected starters for the annual All-Star Game took a hit Monday when Major League Baseball announced that Toronto’s Jose Bautista has surged ahead of Nick Markakis for the last outfield spot.
The top three...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
June 12, 1993: A 10-game winning streak, their longest in six years, lifts the Orioles over .500 for the first time. Paul Carey gets three hits as the Birds score four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 5-1.
June 13, 1985: The...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
While his star doesn’t yet shine as brightly as Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, the profile of Manny Machado has steadily risen since he arrived in Baltimore last August. His accomplishments before his 21st birthday have gotten him in the same sentences...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The final two games of a home-and-home series with the Washington Nationals this week mark Davey Johnson’s final trip to Baltimore.
And before the Orioles faced off with the Nationals in the first game of the series Wednesday, Johnson -- who has...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The cinder block dugouts are decrepit and the backstop is ragged at the old baseball diamond in Galesville, but giants once ran the bases in this southern Anne Arundel County town.
Not just giants but Elite Giants, as in the old Negro Leagues team of the...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Brian Roberts’ continuing injury saga will take on another chapter today when the Orioles second baseman visits a hamstring specialist in Dallas to determine why he is not responding as quickly as he had hoped after rupturing a tendon behind his...