Orioles manager Brandon Hyde pulled David Hess while he was in the seventh inning of a no-hit performance, which is never going to be a popular decision, but it's early in the season and Hess wasn't going nine innings regardless.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie fondly remembers those days growing up in Oregon ¿ riding his bike all around Roseburg, going to the local swimming pool and cheering on the basketball team at Umpqua Community College. All those memories came flooding back after a gunman opened fire at the school on Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police.
The current front office deserves a chance to make this right. But if it chooses instead to fall back on player development and a long-term rebuild — rather than increasing the payroll and trying to get right back up after this year's collapse — the Orioles are going to lose the fans they worked so hard to win back.
The Orioles usually only have advanced meetings before the first game of a series, where they go over scouting reports for their upcoming opponents. But before facing Kansas City Royals' starter Johnny Cueto on Wednesday night, the club held an advanced meeting dedicated to solving the quirky right-hander.
The Orioles bashed five homers Wednesday ¿ three off Kansas City¿s prized trade-deadline acquisition, Johnny Cueto ¿ in an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals that snapped their season-worst six-game losing streak in front of an announced crowd 33,003 at Kauffman Stadium.
Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats.
When Tommy Hunter received a call about two weeks ago inviting him to play on a team of major leaguers in the All-Star Series exhibition this month in Japan, the Orioles relief pitcher said the choice was easy.
With the Orioles on the brink of elimination, the American League Championship Series took a bizarre turn when a player called a news conference before Wednesday's Game 4 so he could apologize for the T-shirt he wore while talking to the media the night before.
The power of the Kansas City Royals' bullpen against the versatility of the Orioles' should make for an American League Championship Series that could be decided early in each game since the relievers don't often break.
It took 10 innings and a couple gifts from the Kansas City Royals, but the Orioles pulled out a 3-2 victory Saturday. They scored their winning run on a hit batsman, two pitcher¿s errors after bunts and then a clutch single by Nick Markakis.
But the Orioles' faint postseason hopes died with their 3-2 10 inning loss combined with the Cleveland Indians' 5-4 walkoff win over the Chicago White Sox. It was the sixth consecutive loss for the Orioles, tying a season high.