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 slugger Chris Davis is a lot like the rebuilding team itself — largely dismissed, more-than-occasionally mocked and with nothing to do but simply go out every night and try and win in the face of it all.
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.
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In the Orioles' 15-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday, infielder Hanser Alberto became the 10th Orioles position player ever to pitch in a game while also breaking up Domingo German's no-hit bid in the sixth inning.
The Orioles held "Kid's Opening Day" at Oriole Park on Sunday, but the young Orioles were not up to the task of competing with the Yankees. They wilted under a shower of home runs and lost 15-3 as New York swept the series and dropped the O's under .500.
With an 0-for-4 performance Sunday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis’ hitless drought dating to last season reached 44 at-bats, two shy of the major league record for a non-pitcher that Eugenio Velez set between the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
The Orioles did so much that defined what made them successful on the road in their home opener Thursday at Camden Yards, but the shaky bullpen didn't execute its part in an 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees.
Making his first start of the 2019 season after being activated off the injured list, Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb pitched without issue in his 5 2/3 innings, holding an injury-weakened New York lineup to five hits and two runs, both on solo home runs.
Infielder Jonathan Villar broke a scoreless tie with an RBI triple in the Orioles' two-run sixth inning, then scored on a single by the hot-hitting Trey Mancini to help six scoreless innings from veteran starter Andrew Cashner hold up for his first win of 2019.
Orioles left-hander John Means built up his arm strength at a pitching facility this offseason, and honed the changeup that baffled the New York Yankees both there and with new Orioles "changeup guru" Chris Holt.