A returning Colby Rasmus almost helped the Orioles string together a second straight win in Washington, but instead, the same old result came when Mychal Givens allowed a two-run double in the eighth inning to rookie Juan Soto.
Laurel baseball fans hoping for a Beltway Series between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have had to remain patient the past few years. The Orioles and Nationals both made the playoffs in 2012 and 2014, but Washington lost in the first round each year while the Orioles were eliminated in the American League Division Series in 2012 and the AL Championship Series in 2014. Those fans needed more than patience as the 2016 season began – they needed a strong umbrella and some
In all likelihood, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and utility man Ryan Flaherty will be on their way to New York this morning to meet up with the team for tonight¿s series opener against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
The Orioles can't say they didn't have scoring opportunities against New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom Wednesday. But when the reigning National League Rookie of the Year needed to bear down, he did, sending the Orioles to a 5-1 loss in front of an announced 21,667 at Citi Field.
The 41-year-old Bartolo Colon has been baffling hitters going on 18 years, doing it in several different uniforms over his career, and on Tuesday night, he made history by beating the Orioles 3-2 at Citi Field in front of an announced crowd of 20,534.