The trend of one half-season being significantly better than the other is not new to Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez. In his last five seasons, dating back to 2011 when he was with the Colorado Rockies, he's had an ERA difference of at least 1.2 runs from one half to the other.
Moments after Orioles third baseman Manny Machado crumbled to the ground beyond the first base bag with an apparent left leg injury on Monday afternoon, fellow major leaguers extended their best wishes to one of the game's brightest young starts.
Scott Feldman was forced to watch from the dugout as the Texas Rangers opened up the game with a six-run sixth inning, charged with a season-high seven runs over 5 1/3 innings as the Orioles dropped a 8-5 decision to Texas in the series opener in front of an announced 24,619 at Camden Yards.
Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland will make his first career major league start Friday night in the series opener against the New York Yankees, manager Buck Showalter announced after Thursday night¿s Orioles win over the Cleveland Indians.