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Baltimore Sun 13 hours ago
Orioles observations on Cole Irvin cutting down on fly balls, club’s hot start to spring and more vs. Yankees

Orioles observations on Cole Irvin cutting down on fly balls, club’s hot start to spring and more vs. Yankees

Cole Irvin delivered another strong outing as the Orioles beat the Yankees, 7-3, on Saturday to move to an MLB-best 8-1 so far this spring.
MASN: Steve Melewski 14 hours ago
In second spring start, Cole Irvin puts up more zeros against New York

In second spring start, Cole Irvin puts up more zeros against New York

SARASOTA, Fla. - In his second outing of spring training, O’s lefty Cole Irvin put up more zeros today and continued to show off his increased velocity.Irvin threw three scoreless innings, twice facing the top of the Yankees order, as the Orioles faced New York for the first of two games this spring.Irvin had some traffic on the bases, but put up zeros in the top of the first and second. But he needed 21 pitches to get through the first and 20 more in the second.He was once again showing the velocity bump. In his start Sunday versus the Pirates he threw two scoreless, averaging 94 mph on...
MASN: Steve Melewski Feb 28, 2024
A take on how the bullpen could look for the opener

A take on how the bullpen could look for the opener

It’s still very early in spring training but never too early to take a shot at guesses – and that is what they truly are, guesses – at the makeup of the Opening Day roster.Today I will take a shot at projecting an eight-man bullpen that would work behind a starting group of five pitching in some order to include Corbin Burnes, Grayson Rodriguez, Dean Kremer, Cole Irvin and Tyler Wells beginning March 28.At the back-end closing games is righty Craig Kimbrel, who will have that job for the opener barring a big surprise or an injury issue.The Orioles, minus Félix Bautista for this season...
Baltimore Sun Feb 27, 2024
How Orioles pitcher Cole Irvin improved his velocity and arsenal this offseason: ‘A man on a mission’

How Orioles pitcher Cole Irvin improved his velocity and arsenal this offseason: ‘A man on a mission’

Cole Irvin still views himself as a strike-thrower, an intelligent innings-eater for the Orioles. But he also believes — now more than ever — that he can be much more.
Camden Chat Feb 26, 2024
Monday Bird Droppings: Cole Irvin dazzles in spring debut

Monday Bird Droppings: Cole Irvin dazzles in spring debut

Will Cole Irvin step up to fill a hole in the Orioles’ rotation? | Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Irvin’s velocity has everyone talking, it was fun having baseball on tv, and more in today’s Bird Droppings Happy Monday, Camden Chatters! I hope you had a lovely weekend. The Orioles kicked off the 2024 Grapefruit League with two wins, one each against the Red Sox and Pirates. Everyone knows that wins and losses are unimportant in spring, but I’ll still take a win over a loss any day. If you have access to MASN, you may have tuned in to see Saturday’s...
Eutaw Street Report Feb 25, 2024

Cole Irvin Shows Off Increased Velo in Spring Debut

Last week we learned that, unfortunately, both Kyle Bradish and John Means would both be on the shelf to start the 2024 campaign (at the very least). Nobody in Birdland was excited about the prospect of Cole Irvin once again possibly being a member of the rotation. The 30-year-old southpaw began 2023 as a member […] The post Cole Irvin Shows Off Increased Velo in Spring Debut appeared first on Eutaw Street Report.
MASN: School of Roch Feb 25, 2024
Irvin retires all six batters in dominant spring debut (Orioles win 2-0)

Irvin retires all six batters in dominant spring debut (Orioles win 2-0)

BRADENTON, Fla. – Cole Irvin’s first exhibition start today featured a significant increase in velocity and routine disposal of the six Pirates batters that he faced.Irvin struck out three, on a 95.3 mph sinker, 92.2 mph fastball and 88 mph cutter. His four-seamer touched 95.All five of his pitches showed an increase over the 2023 season. The cutter jumped 3.5 mph from the norm.“I’m feeling good,” he said. “All in all, just blessed. A lot of the hard work in the offseason is starting to pay off. That’s what I attribute it to. It was a longer offseason for me because I gave...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Feb 24, 2024
Orioles beat Red Sox 4-3 on Cowser’s 2-run homer; Burnes debuts with scoreless inning, Rutschman homers

Orioles beat Red Sox 4-3 on Cowser’s 2-run homer; Burnes debuts with scoreless inning, Rutschman homers

SARASOTA, Florida-What’s happening?-Cole Irvin starts against Mitch Keller as the Orioles visit the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park in Bradenton on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Geoff Arnold and Ben McDonald will call the game on WBAL/98 Rock. The game will be televised by MLB.TV. First baseman Ryan Mountcastle and catcher James McCann are among those […]
Camden Chat Feb 21, 2024
Wednesday Bird Droppings: Cobbling together the bullpen

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Cobbling together the bullpen

Mike Lang / USA TODAY NETWORK Kjerstad has Opening Day hopes, Mullins is healthy, and Irvin is trim. Good morning, Birdland! There remains time for the Orioles to address the gaps in their pitching staff. With the injuries to Kyle Bradish and John Means, some roles are being reassigned. In all likelihood, it will force Tyler Wells and Cole Irvin into rotation work early in the season. That, in turn, will weaken a bullpen that already felt an arm thin after DL Hall was dealt to acquire Corbin Burnes. For now, it seems like Mike Elias prefers to dig through the scrap heap...
MASN: School of Roch Feb 21, 2024
Slimmer Irvin hopes to put up stronger early numbers for Orioles

Slimmer Irvin hopes to put up stronger early numbers for Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. – Cole Irvin wants to eat more innings this season.They’re on his new diet.Irvin said he’s shed at least a dozen pounds after weighing 223 in his first year with the Orioles. He wants to pitch better in the early weeks of the season. He wants to feel better.He's already got proof of the second one.“I think it was a lot of eating habits, but I also did a lot of core work, which is where a lot of my problems were,” said Irvin, who was optioned in 2023 after only three starts. “I felt like I had a weak core last year. I was throwing harder, but I think it was a lot of...
MASN: School of Roch Feb 20, 2024
Mullins muscles up in Orioles' latest live batting practice (Castillo clears waivers)

Mullins muscles up in Orioles' latest live batting practice (Castillo clears waivers)

SARASOTA, Fla. – Cedric Mullins is healthy. Let’s start there. And he’s putting the barrel on the baseball, which figures to keep happening if he isn’t put on the injured list again.Mullins was the standout in today’s live batting practice on the Ed Smith Stadium field. He lined a Cole Irvin pitch up the middle in his first trip, nailing the bottom of the screen, squared up another Irvin offering and lined to the shortstop area, and introduced himself to prospect Justin Armbruester with a shot off the top of the scoreboard in right-center field.That one was epic. He almost cleared...
MASN: Steve Melewski Feb 19, 2024
In O's 2024 rotation, Cole Irvin and Tyler Wells, come on down

In O's 2024 rotation, Cole Irvin and Tyler Wells, come on down

The first day of O’s spring training led to some shuffling of the Baltimore pitching staff. It was quite the day as we found out right-hander Kyle Bradish would begin the year on the injured list and likely be joined at that point by lefty John Means.So, Tyler Wells and Cole Irvin, come on down.Two pitchers we figured to have bullpen roles on Opening Day, now likely need to move to the rotation.This is not bad news for the Orioles, as Wells was one of the American League’s best pitchers in the first half of 2023 and Irvin had an ERA of 3.22 from June 10 on last year. The ability to hold...

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