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Jun 19, 2019

Smith plays first game since concussion; Hays adjusts to Triple-A; Norfolk faces Yankees’ Aaron Judge

MOOSIC, Pa.—Twelve days after he suffered a concussion when running into the left field wall in Arlington, Texas, Dwight Smith Jr. has been cleared to play. In his first of two scheduled rehab games against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Smith was hitless in four at-bats. He grounded out twice and struck out twice. Smith robbed Logan […]
Jun 19, 2019

In Frederick, Keys standouts spark comeback win in Carolina League All-Star Classic

FREDERICK–The 2019 season hasn’t been an especially memorable one for the 29-40 Keys. But Tuesday night, Frederick was the epicenter for a celebration of minor league talent. Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium played host to the Carolina League All-Star Classic, and a bevy of Keys players contributed to the Northern Division All-Stars’ 8-7 comeback […]
Jun 18, 2019

For Orioles, there’s no home field advantage

Conventional wisdom is that teams in any sport have an advantage playing at home. They’re not traveling and presumably know the ins-and-outs of their home field better than their opponent. That’s not the case with the Orioles. Their 9-28 record at home is easily the worst in baseball, and their team at Oriole Park is […]
Jun 17, 2019

Diner Question: Should the Orioles replace ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy?’

It’s been quiet around Dubroff’s Diner lately, so let’s bring some music into the discussion. For many years, the Orioles have played John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” after “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during seventh-inning stretch. As I traveled around the majors, I’ve noticed other songs that seemed livelier played during […]
Jun 16, 2019

Givens has tough day in 10-inning loss; Hyde ejected; Hess on the ‘pen

BALTIMORE—The Orioles headed to the West Coast after teasing the fans on Sunday. After scoring two runs in the eighth to take a one-run lead over the Boston Red Sox, Mychal Givens allowed a ninth-inning home run to Marco Hernandez, tying the score, and a leadoff home run to Rafael Devers in the 10th. The […]
Jun 16, 2019

Orioles’ Trey Mancini is having an All-Star season

BALTIMORE—Trey Mancini All-Star fever is spreading. Oriole players are wearing orange T-shirts imploring fans to vote for Mancini. Perhaps you’ve seen the video with Mancini’s teammates asking for your vote. Check your email inbox because you may have gotten an email from Orioles manager Brandon Hyde, who also sports one of those shirts asking you […]
Jun 15, 2019

Hyde criticizes Orioles’ defensive lapses; Hess goes to the ‘pen; Yacabonis returns

BALTIMORE—Even though the Boston Red Sox are clearly not as good as the team that won 108 games and won the World Series, the Orioles still aren’t close to being competitive with them. This year’s Orioles are only marginally better than the team that lost a franchise-record 115 games and are just 3-6 against the […]
Jun 15, 2019

Ortiz gets spot start and returns to Norfolk; Orioles allow six homers; Rogers steadies relievers

BALTIMORE—It felt like old times at Oriole Park. A lively crowd on a beautiful late spring evening. Trey Mancini put the Orioles on the board with his 15th home run to give the Orioles an early 1-0 lead. Then, the pummeling began. Luis Ortiz, who was the emergency fill-in for Andrew Cashner, out with a […]
Jun 14, 2019

Trumbo hope he can still play this year; Cashner’s blister means multiple moves

BALTIMORE—Mark Trumbo still wants to play for the Orioles, but he’s not sure he’s going to be able to. The slugger, who underwent right knee surgery last September, halted his rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk and had a Platelet-rich plasma shot on his knee on Thursday. “I’ve given what I’ve had so far,” Trumbo said […]
Jun 14, 2019

Orioles unravel in sixth; Cashner scratched for Friday; Davis goes the other way

BALTIMORE—The Orioles had hoped to win a series for the first time since late April on Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. For a while, it appeared possible. Anthony Santander’s second RBI single of the night tied the score, 2-2, in fifth. But in the sixth, the Toronto Blue Jays scored seven runs on […]
Jun 13, 2019

Mark Trumbo’s rehab is halted due to knee soreness

BALTIMORE—Mark Trumbo walked through the Orioles clubhouse on Thursday afternoon, a day after he was scratched from Norfolk’s starting lineup. Trumbo, who had been in the final stage of his 20-day rehabilitation assignment, felt soreness in he right knee that had been surgically repaired last September. He had the knee examined and was given a […]
Jun 13, 2019

Hess continues winless streak as Orioles comeback falls short

BALTIMORE—Back on April 1, David Hess was upset when Orioles manager Brandon Hyde removed him from a start in Toronto after he had no-hit the Blue Jays for 6 1/3 innings. The Orioles barely hung on to win that game, and more than two months later, Hess got to face Toronto again. He held the […]
Jun 12, 2019

Armstrong leads bullpen resurgence; Blue Jays pull for Raptors; Shorebirds are winners

BALTIMORE—Since joining the Orioles on April 30, Shawn Armstrong has been an indispensable part of the team’s bullpen. While other relievers have been inconsistent, Armstrong has been outstanding with a 1.69 ERA in 15 appearances. In 16 innings, Armstrong has a 1.000 WHIP, allowing just nine hits. “I think what we’re doing right now with […]
Jun 12, 2019

Means, bullpen combine for win; Offense doubles up; Smith closer to return

BALTIMORE—After John Means needed 103 pitches to get through five innings, the Orioles needed four innings out of their rested bullpen to hang on to a two-run lead. Shawn Armstrong (pictured above), Miguel Castro, Richard Bleier and Mychal Givens combined to allow one run on just one hit in four innings as the Orioles defeated […]
Jun 11, 2019

Alex Cobb to have hip surgery, ending his season

BALTIMORE—Alex Cobb will have season-ending right hip surgery this week, Orioles general manager Mike Elias said. The surgery will be performed in Nashville by Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd to correct an impingement in his right hip. “Some bony outgrowth is rubbing up against soft tissue,” Elias said. “We made the determination to do it. While […]