Orioles manager Buck Showalter dind't know who Wednesday's starting pitcher would be until late Tuesday night, but it didn't matter. Emergency starter Jimmy Yacabonis and his bullpen mates took care of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dulaney High School Chamber Choir had the honor of singing the National Anthem at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Aug. 29. As an added bonus the group also performed “O Canada” as the opponent that evening was the Toronto Blue Jays.
With the mostly intact husk of their recently successful rosters or the newly made-over version without any of the pedigree or star power, these Orioles have lost more often than any other team to wear the colors.
The Orioles have tied the Baltimore franchise record for losses in a season and there are probably a few more to come. Hopefully, that will provide some motivation to rebuild the positive chemistry that helped them be competitive until late last season.
Orioles catcher Chance Sisco wasn’t available in Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a cut on his chin and possible concussion suffered when a foul tip hit him in the mask Sunday.
Trey Mancini, 26, can rattle off many moments from the hardest four months of his baseball career as inflection points to the turnaround that has taken him come close to regaining his standout rookie form.
Nine times, the Orioles have captured the lead in the American League East, only to fade, storm back and fade again. Those yo-yo days are done. On Aug. 26, in the midst of a memorable winning streak, Baltimore takes first place for good.