Dylan Bundy was responsible for most of the Orioles’ big early deficit in a 16-5 loss to the New York Mets on Wednesday night, allowing seven runs on 11 hits before turning the game over to the bullpen.
The pending addition of slugger Pedro Alvarez adds another 30-home run bat to the Orioles' power-packed lineup, but it also creates a logjam at the designated hitter spot that the club will have to maneuver around this season. When the Orioles' late attempts to sign a corner outfielder failed — their pursuit of outfielder Dexter Fowler proved unsuccessful last month when he returned to the Chicago Cubs and outfielder Austin Jackson turned down more money to sign with the Chicago White Sox
Most of the Orioles' starting lineup is set, even though the batting order remains unclear. Unless an injury hits the starting rotation, the addition of right-hander Yovani Gallardo gives the Orioles their five starters. The burning questions entering the Grapefruit League schedule center around the team's starting corner outfield spots, the composition of the back end of the bullpen and how the Orioles round out their bench.
The Orioles collectively attempted to move on from the Dexter Fowler fiasco on Friday, one day removed from being blind-sided by news that the veteran outfielder was remaining with the Chicago Cubs instead of joining the Orioles. Now, the club is left with more questions than answers.
The Orioles tied the game with three runs in the eighth on back-to-back homers by Adam Jones and Chris Davis, but ultimately lost to the Mariners 6-5 in 10 innings on Austin Jackson¿s bases-loaded walk-off single in front of an announced 24,863 at Safeco Field.
Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings pitched, Adam Jones and Chris Davis hit home runs and closer Zach Britton held on during a touch ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-2.
On Friday, in the Orioles¿ 2-1 win against the Seattle Mariners, Wei-Yin Chen pitched into the eighth in one of his more impressive outings of the season, allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out a season-high eight batters.
Chris Tillman isn't going to admit it, but his progression into staff ace took another step Sunday afternoon when he outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and halted the Orioles' four-game losing streak.
When L.J. Hoes was called up to the Orioles last September, it was to learn. The Orioles were in the heat of the playoff race, and Hoes -- the team's 2012 minor league player of the year -- was on the periphery.
Arrieta received Monday¿s opportunity by circumstance. He struggled in his past two starts at Triple-A Norfolk, but the Orioles needs to fill a hole Monday when right-hander Jason Hammel couldn¿t start due to a stomach virus.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters were named American League Gold Glove winners at their positions on Tuesday night. It's the first time since 1998 that three Orioles have earned baseball's annual benchmark of fielding excellence in the same season.
Catcher Matt Wieters is up for his second consecutive American League Gold Glove Award, center fielder Adam Jones will be going for the second (2009) of his career and shortstop J.J. Hardy is seeking his first.
It didn't take long for the Tampa Bay Rays to jump on Orioles rookie right-hander Miguel Gonzalez Wednesday night. The Orioles trailed after just one pitch. They were down by five runs before an Orioles hitter picked up a bat.