Friday, the Orioles began a nine-game homestand with a 3-10 record in Baltimore. Both manager Brandon Hyde and outfielder Trey Mancini pointed to this season’s slow start at Camden Yards as a case of a small sample size.
Orioles legend and Hall of Famer Jim Palmer says he sees a more confident Chris Davis as the team returns to Chicago, the site of Palmer's comments calling into question Davis' work ethic and desire to break out of his slump last May.
In an Orioles bullpen that has faced plenty of turnover one month into the 2019 campaign, Sunday marked perhaps a record day of change. Excluding the three position players manager Brandon Hyde has sent to the mound, the Orioles have deployed 18 relief pitchers this season, the most in baseball.
Sunday, the Orioles recalled catcher Austin Wynns and right-handers Branden Kline and Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Norfolk. Right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the injured list, right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis was optioned to Norfolk, and catcher Jesús Sucre was designated for assignment.
Orioles outfielders have spent the first month of the season not only getting comfortable with life in a major league outfield, but also with each other. The Orioles have deployed eight starting outfield combinations through 28 games.
After delivering his American League-leading 39th hit of the season in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, Orioles right fielder Trey Mancini exited with what manager Brandon Hyde clarified afterward was a bruised right index finger.
The Orioles entered this weekend’s series with the Minnesota Twins with the worst staff ERA in baseball. The team’s young pitching staff is required to put together competitive outings while learning how to, and how not to, pitch in the major leagues throughout them.
On a night he extended his hitting streak to eight games and boosted his status as the American League’s leader in hits, Trey Mancini left his three-hit performance in the Orioles' loss Friday to the Minnesota Twins more concerned more with an at-bat that ended unsuccessfully.
Right-hander Alex Cobb gave up four home runs, including three straight in the first inning, in the Orioles' 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The Orioles have allowed 64 home runs through 27 games.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde announced Friday that right-hander David Hess would be available out of the bullpen as the team opened a rotation spot for Means, who will pitch during the upcoming series at the Chicago White Sox.
As Orioles relievers Miguel Castro and Tanner Scott look to put Monday's struggles behind them, manager Brandon Hyde and his coaching staff have to help players improve and focus on development while ensuring that the results matter, too.
For four innings Monday night at Camden Yards against the Chicago White Sox, it seemed as if Orioles right-hander David Hess had rediscovered whatever he had working for him on the month’s first day in Toronto. The fifth frame, though, looked more like the three weeks since.
The Orioles have been giving up home runs at a record pace this season and Saturday shattered the major league record for homers allowed by the end of April. The 17 hit in the doubleheader sweep by the Twins also set a major league record.
After a minor league career that included three elbow surgeries and a move to the bullpen, Branden Kline, a Frederick native and the Orioles' second-round pick in the 2012 draft, got his first major league call-up Saturday as the 26th man for the Orioles' doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins.
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell won the American League Cy Young Award in 2018, posting a 1.06 ERA in his 10 starts with Jesús Sucre behind the plate. Now, Sucre is the Orioles' starting catcher and trying to have the same impact on Baltimore's young staff that he did on Snell.
With right-hander Alex Cobb coming off the injured list to start the Orioles’ series opener with the Minnesota Twins on Friday, left-hander John Means’ stay in the rotation has temporarily ended, but he remains an option to receive starts down the line.
Fresh off about 50 pitches in the ballpark he used to call home, right-hander Alex Cobb is expected to come off the injured list to start for the Orioles in Friday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards, manager Brandon Hyde said Tuesday.
Orioles left-hander John Means' eye-opening start to the season continued Sunday with five strong innings against the Boston Red Sox, illustrating just how much has changed for him since he made his major league debut last season.