Former Finksburg native, Buddy Reed, has quickly progressed through the minor leagues as a member of the San Deigo Padres organization. He played in the 2018 MLB Futures Game at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. on July 15, 2018
As quickly as Camden Yards exalted following Gerardo Parra¿s go-ahead homer Friday night in the bottom of the sixth inning, the ballpark fell silent as the Orioles suffered through a nightmare eighth inning that sent them to a tough-to-digest 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Oriole Park.
Miguel Gonzalez struggled through his worst start of the season in the Orioles¿ 15-2 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night at Camden Yards. He allowed a season-high seven runs ¿ the most since his first start of the 2014 season ¿ over five innings. But Gonzalez¿s struggles can really be pinpointed to a five-run second inning in which he worked ahead of hitters but couldn¿t put them away.
By the time the Orioles¿ 15-2 loss to the Twins ended well after midnight, only about 200 of the announced 20,109 remained to witness the entire battering. The PA announcer¿s voice echoed through the seating bowl. Fans chased for foul balls through empty rows of green seats.
After sending right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk following his start Tuesday night, the Orioles have recalled first baseman Christian Walker from Norfolk and he will start today's afternoon game in Minnesota, batting fifth as the Orioles' designated hitter.
The Orioles got solo home runs from All-Stars Manny Machado and Adam Jones but lost when reliever Tommy Hunter allowed a two-run home run to Brian Dozier in the 10th inning, giving the Twins a 4-2 win.
The Orioles haven't given up on re-signing right fielder Nick Markakis, or as executive vice president Dan Duquette puts it: "We're still working on it. It's in process for the Orioles." But there's no question now that the competition is on.
The Tigers¿ season ended in a 2-1 whimper. Until the Martinez boys ripped back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the ninth, their last hit came in the third inning. The end proved indicative of the entire season.
The Orioles once again beat the Detroit Tigers bullpen in the eighth inning Friday afternoon at Camden Yards, when Delmon Young delivered a bases-loaded double to cap a four-run eighth and give the club a 7-6 victory.
After Tommy Hunter's struggles in the ninth inning Tuesday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't offer the most ringing endorsement Wednesday that Hunter would pitch if a save opportunity arises in the series finale against the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards.
When Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander threw a 94-mph fastball behind designated hitter Nelson Cruz in the fourth inning, it injected life into the sleepy Orioles offense. But it still wasn't enough as the Orioles lost, 7-5, in front of an announced 36,727 at Camden Yards.
A crisp, well-played pitchers¿ duel between two first-place teams imploded horribly in the ninth for the Orioles when playing-with-fire closer Tommy Hunter served up two, two-out homers to hand the Tigers a 4-1 victory.
Chris Tillman isn't going to admit it, but his progression into staff ace took another step Sunday afternoon when he outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and halted the Orioles' four-game losing streak.
Even with the impressive comeback -- the Orioles sent 10 batters to the plate in the ninth -- the bottom line is that the Orioles (1-4) have still lost four straight and two consecutive series after an exhilarating Opening Day victory against the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox.
The 29-year-old right-hander lasted just 3 1/3 innings and gave up a career-high-tying seven earned runs, a total reached just twice before in his career, the last time on Aug. 30, 2013 at Yankee Stadium.
In the midst of his most prolonged slump of the season, Chris Davis will be the Orioles¿ designated hitter in Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros. He'll still bat fifth, while Ryan Flaherty will take over at first base and bat eighth.
Along the far side of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field on Monday afternoon, there was a scene that hasn't occurred at the All-Star Game in years: A full-fledged Orioles row. One wall, five tables and five Orioles players
But right fielder Nick Markakis is in a battle with Toronto's Jose Bautista and Detroit's Torii Hunter for the third and final starting spot in the outfield. According to the most recent tallies, Bautista is third in the outfield with 2,679,230 votes, Markakis was fourth with 2,536,864 and Hunter had 2,390,336.
TORONTO -- Four Orioles players are still in line to start for the American League in this year¿s All-Star Game, but one race is getting extremely close, according to the latest AL all-star fan balloting results released Saturday night.