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Camden Chat 1 hour ago
Orioles-Yankees series preview: The real battle for first place

Orioles-Yankees series preview: The real battle for first place

The Orioles and Yankees enter this weekend’s series separated by just a game in the standings. Who has the edge in this late April battle? Remember how the Yankees sold off veteran players at last year’s trade deadline and were supposed to not have much chance to compete for the remainder of last season or this season? That never really came true last season, much to my chagrin, as they did well enough after the sell-off. In the process, the Yankees collected some prospects that should help them in the future, and this year, without that new talent even being at the MLB level, the...
Eutaw Street Report 1 hour ago

For Those About to Rock: An Analysis of the Orioles’ Entrance Songs

The Orioles’ 2017 season is now in full swing and, much like you, I am thrilled about the Birds’ hot start. While there are many topics that require further analysis at this point in the season (e.g., slumping sluggers, Gausman’s ERA, upcoming roster moves, etc.), I have chosen to write this post about a far less publicized matter: music. More specifically, I’m referring to the 2017 Orioles’ walk-up songs and entrance music, which is a topic that I think gets far too little attention from the Birdland fanbase. Having recently […] The post For Those About to Rock: An Analysis of...
Eutaw Street Report 2 hours ago

Friday’s O’s Links: Chris Tillman, Joey Rickard Set to Return

The O’s are, as we all know by now, off to one of their hottest starts in team history. They’ll be severely tested over the next seven games though, as they now head off to the northeast corridor for three in the Bronx followed by four at Fenway. Nobody ever said this AL East stuff was gonna be easy. Hopefully the bats bust out starting tonight. Let’s see what’s up in the Blog O’sphere: Despite Mixed Results, Tillman Feels Ready to Join O’s Melewski has the quotes from Chris Tillman […] The post Friday’s O’s Links: Chris Tillman, Joey Rickard Set to Return appeared first on...
Camden Chat 3 hours ago
Orioles prospects 4/27: A Norfolk doubleheader and a Chris Tillman rehab start

Orioles prospects 4/27: A Norfolk doubleheader and a Chris Tillman rehab start

Chris Tillman struggled in Frederick and the affiliates combined to score just five runs in 36 innings of play. It wasn’t the best Thursday in the Orioles minor-league system. Buffalo Bison 3, Norfolk Tides 0 (Game 1, F/7) Norfolk tallied just three hits in this game, so there’s not much to speak of on the offensive side. 1B David Washington went 2-2 with a double, boosting his season average to .259. Chance Sisco went 0-3 with a strikeout. Mike Wright got the nod in the first game of the doubleheader, working into the sixth inning with just two runs allowed. He did walk four and allow...
Camden Chat 4 hours ago
Friday Bird Droppings: O's in the Bronx, Tillman nears return

Friday Bird Droppings: O's in the Bronx, Tillman nears return

The Orioles head to New York tonight for a weekend series pitting the top two teams in the AL East against each other...just like everyone expected at the start of the season. Despite mixed results, Chris Tillman feels ready to rejoin O's - Steve Melewski"Mixed" is being used charitably, here. Important things is, obviously, how Tillman's feeling, but sometimes it's better to look good than to feel good, as a fella once said. Price for Cal Ripken's Baltimore County home drops to less than $10M - Carroll County Times Hard times out there, y'all. The Orioles’ accidental slugger - Beyond the...
Camden Chat 19 hours ago
Orioles announce t-shirt giveaways that look like they forgot they were giving away shirts

Orioles announce t-shirt giveaways that look like they forgot they were giving away shirts

If you’re an Orioles fan who wants to get a Trey Mancini or Dylan Bundy t-shirt, this could be for you, but the designs are, uh... uninspired. We’ve all been there in our professional lives. There’s that one project where the deadline creeps up on you and when you finally reach the point of no return, all you can do is the bare minimum with no bells and whistles and hope that nobody was hoping for much more than that. The people who design Orioles t-shirts seem to be in those shoes today. On Thursday, the Orioles announced a couple of t-shirt giveaways. Trey Mancini gets a t-shirt...
Camden Chat 23 hours ago
Orioles power rankings roundup: Staying solidly in Top 5

Orioles power rankings roundup: Staying solidly in Top 5

The series wins keep piling up, and the Orioles stay ranked as one of the best five teams in baseball. We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? Again, not so much this week. MLB.com (4th; LW: 4th) MLB.com keeps O’s in their Top 5. “After taking two of three vs. the Red Sox over the weekend, the Orioles have yet to lose a series. They aren't leading the AL in many of the major offensive and pitching categories, yet three weeks into the season, they have the second-highest win total....
Camden Chat Apr 27, 2017
Orioles slugger Trumbo isn’t hitting the mark

Orioles slugger Trumbo isn’t hitting the mark

The slump Mark Trumbo is stuck in isn’t what the Orioles had in mind when they signed him this offseason. It’s probably because his swing looks a little off. Walk-off walks are cool. Just before Seth Smith thrillingly watched four Danny Farquhar pitches hug the strike zone, resulting in the Orioles dousing the man of the moment with the fresh feeling of ice cold water, Mark Trumbo had another chance to stride away from his current 36 wRC+ form. In a 1-0 count, Trumbo was on the receiving end of a hanging Alex Colome cutter at 89 MPH, such a pitch destined for one true outcome:...
Camden Chat Apr 27, 2017
A historic start to the season for the Orioles through 20 games

A historic start to the season for the Orioles through 20 games

The O’s have now tied their second best start in franchise history through 20 games. Is 14 wins the magic number? Following their literal, walk-off win last night over the Rays, the Orioles now sit at 14-6 and a game and a half up on the Yankees in the AL East. Considering their current offensive slump, it’s been quite a start for a team that was expected to once again rely heavily on their bats. By all accounts, this has been a historic start to the season for the Birds. Through the season’s first 20 games, 14 wins matches their second highest total in franchise history. Let’s...
Camden Chat Apr 27, 2017
Orioles prospects 4/26: Four affiliates play seven games

Orioles prospects 4/26: Four affiliates play seven games

Courtesy of the terrible weather early this week, Orioles affiliates played three doubleheaders on Wednesday. Bowie played just one game - but they scored 13 runs! Norfolk Tides 4, Buffalo Bisons 0 (Game 1, F/7) Chance Sisco upped his season average to .283 with his 2-3 night that included his sixth double of the season. First baseman David Washington had the only HR of Game 1, a two-run blast. Starter Chris Lee finally put together a healthy outing in this one against Buffalo — he went six innings without allowing a run, surrendering just five hits and striking out four. Jimmy Yacabonis...
Camden Chat Apr 27, 2017
Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles still haven’t lost a series

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles still haven’t lost a series

Are you in the mood for shrimp? The Orioles were last night! In today’s links, the starting rotation surprises, the roster merry-go-round turns, and more. Hello, friends. Another morning has dawned where the Orioles have the best record in the American League. Did anyone see this coming? Probably not, but it’s great. They’re off to one of the best starts in team history and they have yet to lose a series this season. That’s just wild. Speaking of wild, how about that game last night? The Orioles ended up winning, 4-3, in a game that included Seth Smith hitting a Little League home...
Eutaw Street Report Apr 27, 2017

Thursday Thoughts: On “Stupid Baseball,” Wonderful Wade Miley & More

This is a weekly column that dives into some random thoughts about the Orioles/MLB. I used to do eight as a nod to Cal Ripken Jr. This year, I’ll be cutting it down to four or five, so consider it the Earl Weaver–Brooks Robinson era of Thursday Thoughts. – A.S. 1. It’s been a very strange and newsworthy week in Birdland. Much of what occurred over the past week since I last wrote in this space would be filed under what I call “dumb baseball.” It’s something I wrote about […] The post Thursday Thoughts: On “Stupid Baseball,” Wonderful Wade Miley & More appeared first on...
Eutaw Street Report Apr 27, 2017

Seth Smith Had a Crazy Wednesday

When Baltimore Oriole Seth Smith saw his name penciled in atop the lineup card on Wednesday afternoon, he probably thought that evening’s game would be reminiscent of so many others in his career. After all, Smith, an 11-year veteran, has played in 1149 major-league baseball games. Surely this one wouldn’t be remarkable in any particular way, right? Maybe he’d shag a few fly balls in right field. Perhaps he’d hit a home run – he hadn’t done that very often, to be sure, but with 115 to his name, while […] The post Seth Smith Had a Crazy Wednesday appeared first on Baltimore...
Camden Chat Apr 27, 2017
Orioles walk it off in wacky 11 inning affair, defeat the Rays 5-4

Orioles walk it off in wacky 11 inning affair, defeat the Rays 5-4

The Orioles snatched the rubber game away from the Rays, scoring two in the 11th, capped by a Seth Smith walk-off walk. On Wednesday night, the Orioles kept a few early-season streaks alive including: not losing in consecutive days, not losing an extra-inning game (3-0), not losing a rubber match, and not losing a series. How did they do it? Not in the usual manner—that’s for sure. Dad Leads A Fun First Few Innings If you haven’t taken to calling 2017 Oriole, Seth Smith, “Dad” yet, you should try it on. It fits like a glove. Dad led off the first inning with a line-drive 1B,...
Camden Chat Apr 26, 2017
Seth Smith hits Little League home run for the Orioles

Seth Smith hits Little League home run for the Orioles

A lot of things have to get weird for a player to score from home plate on a single. They all lined up perfectly for the Orioles. The Little League home run is the most delightful of baseball plays, as long as your favorite team isn’t on the wrong end of it. Sometimes, like in a youth league full of well-meaning bumblers, the batter gets a hit and just keeps running until he crosses home plate. The Orioles were on the right end of one of those plays in the second inning on Wednesday night. The play looked more like something that would have happened to the Orioles in a bad way during the...
Eutaw Street Report Apr 26, 2017

Manny Machado Has Little to Show for A Lot of Hard Hit Balls

In the ninth inning of last night’s 2-0 loss to Tampa, the Baltimore Orioles were searching for anything to spark their slumbering offense. All they needed was a base runner, and the tying run would be at the plate. While they hadn’t notched any marks in the home run ledger thus far on the night, with the O’s, a dinger is always just a swing away. With one out, Manny Machado stepped to the plate trying to provide that spark. Facing Rays closer Alex Colome, whom he had historically hit […] The post Manny Machado Has Little to Show for A Lot of Hard Hit Balls appeared first on Baltimore...
Camden Chat Apr 26, 2017
The Orioles hittng “prospects” are off to a hot start

The Orioles hittng “prospects” are off to a hot start

Early on the Orioles have a number of players in the minor leagues who have gotten off to a hot start. Maybe a gem or two will reveal itself. The first weeks of the season I await the fateful day that the Orioles starters pass 100 plate appearances so I can write about them with at least a degree of authority. To pass the time I scour the minor league box scores to see who, if anyone is off to a hot start. Oddly enough, the Orioles have a decent chunk of hitters off to a hot start. So many that I have excluded the pitchers off to a hot start. All stats in this post do not include the...
Camden Chat Apr 26, 2017
Orioles prospects 4/26: Rain and runners left on base

Orioles prospects 4/26: Rain and runners left on base

Weather postpones games for Norfolk, Frederick and Delmarva. Bowie loses on a walk off single. Joey Rickard and Chris Tillman expected to see minor league action later this week in TBD games. (Game #1) Buffalo (Blue Jays), Norfolk Tides Postponed due to rain. (Game #2) Norfolk Tides, Buffalo (Blue Jays) Postponed due to rain. Bowie Baysox 1, Richmond (Giants) 2 The Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated Bowie on a Carlos Garcia ground ball single to right that scored Hunter Cole. Bowie (9-9) had 12 hits, but also two errors, in the loss. The Flying Squirrels record is 7-10. Baysox LHP John...
Camden Chat Apr 26, 2017
Wednesday Bird Droppings are looking forward to Dylan Bundy

Wednesday Bird Droppings are looking forward to Dylan Bundy

Manny’s head’s up play, Trumbo’s thoughts on the offense, and more in today’s links. Good day to you, Camden Chatters. Last night’s loss was the boring, dreary sort that most of us will forget in a few years. A cold, rainy night when the Orioles lost to a gaggle of relief pitchers won’t exactly make it to MASN Classics. If you missed it, please do check out Randy’s recap. The Orioles go for the series win tonight with Dylan Bundy on the mound and while there are clouds in the forecast, there is no rain. I have a good feeling. But that game is hours away, so first let’s...
Camden Chat Apr 25, 2017
Orioles Blanked 2-0 by Five Rays Relievers

Orioles Blanked 2-0 by Five Rays Relievers

Tampa pitchers retire 18 of the last 19 O’s to end the game. Jonathan Schoop provides the only hit out of the infield all night.     The Baltimore Orioles entered Tuesday’s game at rainy Camden Yards with a 13-5 record, the best in the American League, against the Tampa Rays. The O’s have not lost a series all season and were looking to win another by capturing game two out of three against Tampa. O’s LHP Wade Miley, off to a strong 2017 start, was slated to go against Rays RHP Erasmo Ramirez, but the opponent ended up being RHP Austin Pruitt. More on that later. Quiet O’s...

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