In lieu of counting major league wins, this week, we’re counting down five players whose performance in the majors this year can go a long way toward judging the first year of the Elias-Brandon Hyde era of Orioles baseball. The first on that list is catcher Chance Sisco.
What's proved to be a year of seismic changes for the Orioles on and off the field still packed in plenty of actual baseball over the required 162 games, even if it might have been nice for them to mercifully end by about halfway through.
The Orioles have tied the Baltimore franchise record for losses in a season and there are probably a few more to come. Hopefully, that will provide some motivation to rebuild the positive chemistry that helped them be competitive until late last season.
Orioles catcher Chance Sisco wasn’t available in Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a cut on his chin and possible concussion suffered when a foul tip hit him in the mask Sunday.
Trey Mancini, 26, can rattle off many moments from the hardest four months of his baseball career as inflection points to the turnaround that has taken him come close to regaining his standout rookie form.
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.
The Orioles hit four home runs, including three in the final two innings, to come back from a five-run eighth-inning deficit, but lost, 8-7, to the Toronto Blue Jays in 10 innings on Aledmys Díaz’s walk-off single off left-hander Paul Fry.
Catching prospect Austin Wynns will soon be on the Orioles' 25-man major league roster. He arrived in Baltimore after Andrew Susac was optioned back to Triple-Norfolk, but wasn't activated because Sunday's game was postponed.
Catcher Chance Sisco hasn't been under the microscope much during his rookie season as the Orioles deal with myriad other problems, but there's plenty of growth that the club is noticing from one of its top prospects.