I was waiting out a rain delay and enjoying the evening in Bowie while the Orioles played, so I'm one of the few who didn't catch the Orioles game. If you're part of that crew, the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous night's local sports headlines, is for you.
- Chris Tillman, fresh off his first career shutout, couldn't make it out of the second inning in the Orioles 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh. Brad Brach pitched four shutout innings, but the bullpen is again spent, and the team will likely add a reliever today. Feel free to double back on my Norfolk bullpen update from Tuesday to see who's available.
- In more self-promotion, I brought the rain to Bowie last night, where Eduardo Rodriguez will rejoin a strong rotation for the Baysox. A hockey game and apocalyptic weather might keep me from seeing him, but I love seeing Rodriguez play and probably will see him soon if not tonight.
- Why look, another story I wrote. The Terps play their first ACC tournament game in nine years this morning, thanks in large part to ace Jake Stinnett. Stinnett could have gone pro last year, but returned for his senior year and will likely hear his name called on the first day of the MLB Draft.
- Kent Island gave Hereford its first boys lacrosse championship loss in seven years last night, while Severna Park won its 12th girls lacrosse state title and Marriotts Ridge won its second straight Wednesday.
- The Ravens extended their business partnership with M&T Bank.
- Danny Green helped the Spurs smoke Oklahoma City, 112-77, while the Kings leveled their series with the Blackhawks with a 6-2 win in Chicago.