On a day when manager Brandon Hyde spoke pregame about how in-game decisions regarding whether starting pitchers would get to face a batting order a third time when they're statistically shown to be more vulnerable, Andrew Cashner dazzled.
Orioles right-hander Mike Wright isn't as green as he once might have been about what it takes to solidify a major league role, but said he felt good Sunday despite allowing three home runs in a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees.
Alex Cobb struck out the first four batters he faced — one apiece on a fastball, curveball and split-change in the first inning — and didn't allow any of his four hits until the Blue Jays’ three-run fifth inning in an eventual 4-3 Orioles win at Dunedin Stadium.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde supports the 2019 measures for addressing baseball's pace of play, but is in wait-and-see mode on some of the measures that will impact the game itself to take that further in 2020.
A pair of veterans with eight years of big league service time apiece — designated hitter Mark Trumbo and right-hander Andrew Cashner — hit important benchmarks on their paths to Opening Day in the Orioles' 6-4 Grapefruit League win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Austin Hays had a three-run double as the Orioles scored a bunch of runs early to take a big lead over the Yankees, who would later rally to win the Grapefruit League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Jonathan Villar reached base three times and scored two runs and Alcides Escobar had an RBI double as the Orioles' middle infield situation came into focus during an 8-5 Grapefruit League loss to Phillies.
In a marathon 17-15 win by the split-squad Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday that featured 28 hits, nine errors and seven home runs, two sets of professional baseball players spent nearly four hours balancing on the edge of fun and folly.
Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. is the latest addition to the Orioles' loaded outfield mix, and the third trade executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias has made using international signing bonus pool money this spring.
The Orioles played the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Gabriel Ynoa pitched three scoreless innings. Andrew Cashner started and gave up a run on one hit and two walks. Drew Jackson continues to swing a hot bat.
Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo hasn't played in a game all spring, but that's given him unique perspective in getting to face tricky arms like Richard Bleier and Jimmy Yacabonis on the back fields at Ed Smith Stadium.
Each of the Orioles’ three starting outfielders provided big swings in a 9-6 win over the Rays, with home runs by Anthony Santander and Cedric Mullins in the fifth inning setting the stage for a three-run double by Yusniel Diaz in the eighth.
The Orioles have passed the halfway point in spring training and they've got a winning record in the Grapefruit League. What that means is unclear, but they seem to be getting comfortable in their own skin.
Dylan Bundy pitched well around two home runs in three innings for the Orioles, but rotation candidate David Hess retired all nine batters he faced in a 9-4 Grapefruit League win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
Orioles pitcher Alex Cobb threw just 23 pitches in the first inning of his 2019 spring debut and left without recording the third out. He allowed four runs, including a long homer to Guillermo Heredia.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde discussed the possibility of using an opener the way the Tampa Bay Rays did, with plenty to weigh in terms of the team's ultimate ambitions this season and the staff they can put together before making that decision.