The Orioles and their fans sure aren’t embracing the triple-digit milestone that was bearing down on them like a fastball — 100 losses. And the club reached that plateau with a loss to the Rays on Friday
Closer Mychal Givens allowed a two-run, walk-off home run to Kansas City Royals leadoff man Whit Merrifield to give the Orioles a 5-4 loss Saturday at Kauffman Stadium, robbing the worst team in baseball of a rare come-from-behind win.
Without much incentive to pry their young players away from the end of the minor league season, the Orioles added only infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, the first day rosters expanded past the 25-man limit.
The Orioles' 9-2 loss Friday night at the Kansas City Royals, who now at 43-91 are 3 1/2 games better than the 40-95 Orioles in the race to not have the league’s worst record, was largely the kind of baseball that got the visitors into the sad situation they find themselves.
In becoming the first lefty to start a game for the Orioles this season Tuesday, Josh Rogers will have to prove he's different from another former Yankees farmhand to pass through Baltimore in Nestor Cortes Jr.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter stressed good evaluation and good communication as key aspects of the team's rebuild, and kept returning to the idea that the team has to sell hope to a fan base that might not see it in the club's 36-93 record.
Saturday night’s 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees that completed a doubleheader sweep at Camden Yards and extended the Orioles’ losing streak to seven games was only the latest example — and there have been no fewer than 30.
On Saturday afternoon against the New York Yankees, Jimmy Yacabonis yielded four runs in the third inning during his second time through the order, shifting the momentum of the game to send the Orioles to a 10-3 loss in Game 1 of a split doubleheader at Camden Yards.
Outfielder John Andreoli, who the Orioles claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, will join the team in Toronto on Monday in the likelihood that Mark Trumbo’s knee injury lands him on the disabled list.