The New York-Penn League released the rosters for the 2015 All-Star Game Saturday and the host Aberdeen IronBirds will be represented by two players, shortstop Ricardo Andujar and right-hand relief pitcher Ryan Meisinger.
Kevin Gausman's gritty performance in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners was overshadowed by right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter, but the Orioles right-hander's mettle was critical to preserving an overworked bullpen.
Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings pitched, Adam Jones and Chris Davis hit home runs and closer Zach Britton held on during a touch ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-2.
Once play resumed in the bottom of the third, the Orioles bullpen couldn¿t preserve a three-run lead, and the Orioles needed a two-out RBI single from J.J. Hardy in the eighth inning for a 5-4 victory.
It is currently steadily raining at Camden Yards and the tarp is still on the field less than one hour before the Orioles are slated to play their series finale against the Seattle Mariners this afternoon.
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.
No matter how well the Orioles do this season, perhaps the most improbable moment of 2014 for those who have followed this club over the past several years occurred in the third inning of the All-Star Game in Minnesota in July -- and it had little to do with the current Orioles.
TORONTO ¿ Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will hit from the No. 7 spot tonight for the first time since Sept. 23, 2012 as Delmon Young will bat from the cleanup spot for the second time in the past three games.
The Orioles margin for error this season has been razor thin. They know it, and the statistics back it up. That streak was snapped in a 6-3 Orioles loss before an announced crowd of 36,508 at Camden Yards.
On Friday, in the Orioles¿ 2-1 win against the Seattle Mariners, Wei-Yin Chen pitched into the eighth in one of his more impressive outings of the season, allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out a season-high eight batters.
SEATTLE ¿ Going into the Orioles¿ series opener in Seattle on Thursday night, the talk was about Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, but O¿s left-hander Wei-Yin Chen stole the spotlight in the 4-0 win.
There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. And yet he also receives the most criticism from fans for his play.
As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways than one.
Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts, who has played his entire 13-year career with the Orioles and has been the face of the franchise through many of those seasons, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million plus incentives with the rival New York Yankees, according to a FOXSports.com report this morning.
If it's true that Brian Roberts has agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New York Yankees -- and there's no reason to doubt that -- it's another blindside hit on the Orioles offseason, but it actually makes a lot of sense.