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.
The Orioles announced Wednesday that their coaching staff under manager Brandon Hyde will include Tim Cossins, Doug Brocail, Don Long, Arnie Beyeler, José Flores, José Hernández, Howie Clark, and John Wasdin.
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.
Considering the type of candidates the Orioles went after in 2011 — young, analytics-minded executives who have vast experience in the baseball world — here are a handful of people who fit that mold now.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter led the Orioles to success as part of a wave taking over the game that emphasize bullpen usage and defense. That the rest of the league caught up and passed them on that front doesn't take away from the success it brought.
How wide is the gulf between baseball’s worst team, the Orioles, and the best, the visiting Boston Red Sox? So wide that the Red Sox’s 19-12 win Friday night at Camden Yards, which came after the Orioles led by five in the third inning, doesn’t even do it justice.
Orioles right-hander Mike Wright Jr. had a second straight poor outing Thursday, and said after the game that he hopes what he did earlier in the spring will be enough to help him break camp with the Orioles.
The Orioles might not decide for another few days whether right-hander Yovani Gallardo will need one more minor league rehab start before returning from the disabled list, but manager Buck Showalter said he is encouraged by an increase in Gallardo's fastball velocity.
The Orioles' late-game frailty when it comes to left-handed hitters showed itself Monday when both Ashur Tolliver and Mychal Givens allowed home runs to lefties. But for now, it will continue to be Tolliver as the situational left-hander coming out of the bullpen in those circumstances.