An inning after Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. climbed the wall and reached into the Orioles' bullpen to take a walk-off home run away from Trey Mancini, Andrew Benintendi hit a go-ahead home run to right field to give Boston a 2-1 win Wednesday night.
As the Orioles search for a top executive stretches on, the work former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington did in building the 2018 World Series champion should stand out for how he ran a complete organization before his dismissal.
Steve Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, including the Orioles, is named World Series MVP after helping the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
Orioles rookie right-hander Yefry Ramirez turned in a surprisingly strong debut and deserved better than what he got in the Orioles 5-1 loss to the Red Sox, as even with a new starting pitcher, the team's old problems were unavoidable.
Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright weren¿t expected to be giving the major league club starts this early in the season. But they provided the innings necessary while offering a glimpse of the future, as the Orioles (22-24) split their doubleheader with the White Sox, winning Game 2, 6-3, after dropping a 3-2 decision in Game 1 in front of an announced1 8,441.
Nick Markakis' catch to rob a home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox received some national attention. While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis deserves that recognition, the right fielder often shuns it.
Dan Connolly has been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches. And everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will do something.
After cracking the Orioles lineup Monday, in part because of first baseman Chris Davis' recent struggles but also because of Delmon Young's prior success against Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale, the designated hitter made the most of the opportunity.
Struggling first baseman Chris Davis was out of the starting lineup Monday for the second time in eight games, dealing with a sagging batting average and lingering oblique soreness through which he has been playing.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he wanted to get right-handed hitter Delmon Young into the lineup. Young had made just four starts in June, the last coming June 15. He had just one at-bat during the past road trip, a pinch-hit homer Monday at Tampa Bay.
Wilson Betemit has struggled to regain his stroke since returning from a right knee injury that robbed him of most of the season, and as it appears now, his role as the Orioles' designated hitter against right-handed pitching has all but diminished.