Maryland women's basketball seniors Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough will have their jerseys honored in the rafters of Xfinity Center immediately after their Senior Day game against Minnesota on Feb. 26.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said as his starting pitchers struggled this spring that he expected them to be ready when the season arrived. Yovani Gallardo, in his final spring start, was the latest to prove him right.
To pinpoint exactly when the Orioles' 2015 season veered off the tracks and a 96-win division champion became an also-ran, you first have to go back to before the calendar flipped. In early December, three key 2014 Orioles officially signed lucrative four-year deals with other teams. In each instance, executive vice president Dan Duquette had an explanation for letting the player walk.
Last season, the Orioles rotation posted a remarkable 2.98 ERA after the All-Star break, emerging as the biggest strength down the stretch as the club won its first division title in 17 years. But as the Orioles failed to meet high expectations this season, the dramatic decline of the team's starting pitchers might be the biggest disappointment in 2015.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman said the stat line from his last start didn't tell the entire story of how he pitched in Friday's 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Gausman, 24, was charged with six runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings, allowing the second-most runs in his seven big league starts this season.
Before last Friday's deadline, the O's traded pitching prospect Zach Davies to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Gerardo Parra and sent reliever Tommy Hunter to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Junior Lake.
Team chemistry is a largely undefinable concept. It's sort of like modern art, in that most people can tell whether it's good or bad, but not many can actually tell you why. During the past several years, the Orioles have gotten a lot of mileage out of their positive clubhouse environment and the eclectic array of players who have melded together to transform the organization from perennial loser to regular playoff contender.
When the dust settled following Friday afternoon's nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles had filled their most glaring need by dealing for an established, hot-hitting outfielder while dealing away one of the core members of their bullpen in a separate move. On Friday morning, the Orioles acquired 28-year-old outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league pitcher Zach Davies. Then, at the 4 p.m. deadline, the Orioles sent right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter to the Chicago
The Orioles' acquisition of outfielder Gerardo Parra in Friday's trade-deadline deal with the Milwaukee Brewers marked the end of Bud Norris' time with the team. The Orioles designated the veteran right-hander for assignment shortly after announcing the Parra trade, parting ways with a key piece of their 2014 rotation.
In making their trade to acquire outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers official, the Orioles also designated right-hander Bud Norris for assignment, parting ways with a key piece of their 2014 starting rotation.
A tight wild-card race gives many teams, like the Orioles, optimism at the deadline. Still, every game is undoubtedly important. And after falling behind by seven runs in the fourth inning Thursday against the Tigers, the Orioles rallied to within one run before their comeback fell just short in a 9-8 loss in front of an announced 30,136 on a muggy night at Camden Yards.
There is no law that says everyone who plays for the Orioles has to agree that Brooks Robinson was the best third baseman of all time, but it was still strange to hear Manny Machado say Thursday that Adrian Beltre is the man at the hot corner.
The White Sox capitalized on a leadoff walk by Bud Norris, making his fourth relief appearance of his career and his first since 2013, as pinch-hitter J.B. Shuck drove in the winning run with an RBI double off Darren O'Day with one out in the eighth, sending the Orioles to a 3-2 loss.
Even though Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to announce his rotation plans beyond this weekend¿s series against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, all signs point to right-hander Kevin Gausman remaining in the starting rotation and veteran right-hander Bud Norris being demoted to the bullpen.
In four games against the Orioles this week, the Philadelphia Phillies have had just one lead. They made it stand up, though, beating the Orioles 2-1 on a Ryan Howard, sixth-inning home run Thursday that snapped a season-worst nine game losing streak.
Manny Machado records four RBIs, hits one of Orioles' three homers as club wins season-high sixth straight game, 9-4 over the Yankees, to pull within two games of first place. The Orioles improved to 31-30, moving back above .500 for the first time since they were 12-11 on May 3.
After Matt Wieters hit his first homer in more than a year in Sunday's 7-3 Orioles win against the Indians, he rounded the bases and headed to the dugout. But instead of his teammates waiting to great him with high-fives, they acted as if nothing happened.
The Orioles (26-30) continue to lurk under .500, but head home having won three of their past four. Even though they finished the road trip with a 3-4 record, they recovered well after losing their first three in Houston.
HOUSTON ¿ As the Orioles complete their four-game series at Minute Maid Park this afternoon, the they hope to avoid being swept in the four-game series for the first time since Sept. 20-23, 2013, a series in Tampa Bay that all but killed their playoff hopes two years ago.
Left-hander Brian Matusz's suspension appeal was heard Wednesday morning in a conference room at Minute Maid Park. During the one-hour hearing, Matusz appealed the eight-game ban handed down from Major League Baseball for allegedly having a "foreign substance" on his right forearm in the 12th inning of the Orioles' May 23 contest against the Miami Marlins.
J.J. Hardy missed his second straight game Tuesday with what appears to be a mild left oblique injury, but the Orioles' All-Star shortstop has reason to be optimistic that the injury won't sideline him for long.