Infielder Tim Beckham was back in the Orioles clubhouse Friday, little more than a day after he underwent core muscle surgery on both sides of his abdomen. He was walking gingerly, but said he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched a rare immaculate inning en route to eight solid frames Monday night, but still lost, 2-1, to the Cleveland Indians because of his one mistake and the team's fruitless offense.
The crowd at Camden Yards — a meager 7,915 — was the smallest in the history of the ballpark, if you don’t count April 29, 2015, when the fans were locked out for a game against the Chicago White Sox in the wake of the Freddie Gray unrest. The previous record low was 9,129.
A 23-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., resident has gathered more than 8,600 followers on Twitter with an account he made last week on a whim, @SmilingBirdLogo, where he posts his mockups of the Baltimore team’s cartoon bird logo, redesigned as other bird species.
The Orioles made their first roster move of the season Saturday to add Jimmy Yacabonis to a depleted bullpen, plus Buck Showalter spoke more about the controversial rundown that should have resulted in a double play but did not.
Any success for the Orioles hinges on whether their one-trick offense can solve the game’s growing trend of pitching backward and adapt its free-swinging approach to a style of pitching meant to exploit it.
The Yankees' home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays was rescheduled for Tuesday after a snowstorm hit New York Monday. No. 5 starter Jordan Montgomery remains the scheduled pitcher for the Yankees. The Rays will shift to ace Chris Archer in place of Austin Pruitt.