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May 30, 2023

Minor Tuesday: Could Holliday and Kjerstad be nearing promotions?

Jackson Holliday isn’t having any problems adjusting to High-A ball. Holliday, who was the overall top selection in last July’s draft, is performing spectacularly for the Aberdeen IronBirds. Holliday is batting .371 with four home runs and 20 RBIs with an eye-popping 1.127 OPS  in 27 games for the IronBirds. He was promoted after just […]
May 29, 2023

Peter Schmuck: O’s make it feel like the leaves are turning already

BALTIMORE – This is May, right? We can confirm that, but you wouldn’t have known it by the level of stress the Orioles have been playing under the past couple of weeks. They have stared down some of the best teams in both leagues and come out clean. Their tense 3-2 victory over the Texas […]
May 28, 2023

Rodriguez’s demotion could mean Voth’s return to Orioles’ rotation

BALTIMORE—The Orioles’ decision to option Grayson Rodriguez, who earlier this year had been considered the top pitching prospect in baseball, was certainly understandable. Rodriguez just wasn’t giving the Orioles enough innings. In three of his last five starts, he didn’t complete the fourth inning, and in only one of his starts did he even get […]
May 26, 2023

Orioles conclude outstanding road trip with 3-1 win over Yankees

Only the most optimistic Oriole fans could have imagined the Orioles would play six games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre and Yankee Stadium and win five. But that’s what happened. The Orioles swept three games in Toronto for the first time since 2005 before winning two of three against the Yankees. Their 3-1 win over New […]
May 25, 2023

Orioles’ 8-run 7th is key in 9-6 win over Yankees; Latest on Mateo, Givens

Trailing by four runs entering the seventh inning, the Orioles scored eight runs, their biggest inning since September 8th 2021 in a 9-6 win over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. After a rain delay of one hour, 36 minutes, Tyler Wells allowed five runs in five innings as the Orioles […]
May 24, 2023

Orioles lose to Yankees, 6-5, in 10 innings; Frazier’s value; City Connect uniforms coming

For the first time since June 23rd-25th 1991, the Orioles played their third consecutive extra-inning game, and the New York Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Orioles in 10 innings broke their three-game winning streak. Thanks to two scoreless innings from Yennier Cano, the Orioles led, 5-4, after eight, and with a 27-1 record when leading […]
May 23, 2023

Answers to your Orioles questions, Part 2

Here’s the second part of our monthly mailbag. Questions may be edited for length, style and grammar. Question: Are the Orioles doing a really good job of controlling leaks to the press—or are they not working with Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson or other young players on contract extensions? From: Josh Wessel via Facebook Answer: Josh, […]
May 21, 2023

Answers to your Orioles questions, Part 1

It’s time for the first part of our monthly mailbag. Part 2 will run on Tuesday. Questions may be edited for length, style and grammar. Question: If the Orioles keep this up into the summer, do you think they trade for a legit higher-end pitcher? If yes, what’s the most realistic trade bait? Any other […]
May 20, 2023

Orioles beat Blue Jays 6-2; New ways to watch; A combined no-hitter for Bowie

With the season already more than a quarter complete, the Orioles played the Toronto Blue Jays for the first time in 2023 and came away with a 6-2 win at Rogers Centre on Friday night. Kyle Gibson (5-3) broke a three-game losing streak, equaling his season high with seven innings, allowing a run on five […]
May 19, 2023

Peter Schmuck: What the young Oriole hitters still need to learn

For lack of a better term, let’s call it the “Pressure Dynamic.” Hypothetical situation: Runners on first and second with none or one out. Opposing pitcher loads the bases with a four- or five-pitch walk. Young Oriole hitter steps up to the plate and swings at a first pitch that is out of the strike […]
May 18, 2023

Bradish’s strong start paces Orioles to 3-1 win over Angels; Henderson heats up; 5 hits for Holliday at Aberdeen

BALTIMORE—Very quietly, Kyle Bradish has become a most dependable starting pitcher for the Orioles. He delivered his second straight outstanding performance, allowing just one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Only a Mike Trout home run stood between an Orioles shutout as they beat the Los Angeles Angels for the second straight night, […]
May 16, 2023

Peter Schmuck: It wasn’t a pitched battle, but O’s fans got to see the greatest Shohei on earth

It was supposed to be one of those marquee pitching matchups that haven’t passed this way very often over the last few years. Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Otani is a big draw wherever he goes and he was matched against one of the most anticipated young Oriole pitchers since Ben McDonald and Mike […]
May 15, 2023

Minor Monday: Baseball America’s Ben Badler talks Orioles’ top prospects

Ben Badler is a senior writer for Baseball America, and he works on their prospect rankings. In the most recent one, the Orioles have eight of the Top 100 prospects: Grayson Rodriguez (4), Jackson Holliday (6), Colton Cowser (33), DL Hall (66), Jordan Westburg (67), Connor Norby (80), Joey Ortiz (87) and Heston Kjerstad (97). […]
May 12, 2023

An assessment of the Orioles’ first 6 weeks

The Orioles’ 2023 season is six weeks old, and after they play a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend, they’ll have played 40 games—roughly a quarter of the season. As manager Brandon Hyde keeps reminding us, there’s still a lot of baseball to be played, but some  conclusions can still be drawn by […]
May 10, 2023

Rodriguez gets 1st home win, Rutschman breaks slump with 2-run homer as Orioles beat Rays 4-2

BALTIMORE—For the last few years, Orioles fans have been waiting to watch Grayson Rodriguez and Adley Rutschman star together. On Tuesday night, they saw Rodriguez win his first game at home and Rutschman guide him along and break an 0-for-19 slump with a two-run home run. The Orioles’ 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays […]