3:18 AM EDT, Sat August 19, 2017
3 hours ago
Orioles take down Angels in opener, 9-7, after Manny Machado’s walkoff grand slam

Orioles take down Angels in opener, 9-7, after Manny Machado’s walkoff grand slam

The Orioles trailed for the entire game on Friday night - until their very last batter. Manny Machado walked off the Angels with a grand slam, his third homer of the night. The Orioles came into Friday night’s game having not won on a Friday since June 2. They found many, many ways to lose. Against the Angels in Camden Yards, they looked like they were finding another way to lose, trailing for the whole game until it ended with one mighty swing. Manny Machado crushed a ninth inning grand slam to send everyone home happy, giving the Orioles a 9-7 win. This was a wild game from the...
4 hours ago
Friday Night Orioles Victory GIF Party: Manny Machado’s walkoff grand slam

Friday Night Orioles Victory GIF Party: Manny Machado’s walkoff grand slam

It is Friday night. The Orioles have walked off the Angels with a Manny Machado grand slam. You know what must be done! It is Friday night. The Orioles have finally - finally! - again won a game on a Friday night. After trailing for the entire game, the O’s got a rally started in the ninth inning with Anthony Santander’s first career hit and capped it with a walkoff grand slam by Manny Machado, his third home run of the game, to power the Orioles to a 9-7 victory over the Angels. Do you remember what must be done? No, I didn’t need to ask. YOU KNOW WHAT MUST BE DONE.
8 hours ago
Friday night Orioles game thread: vs. Angels, 7:05

Friday night Orioles game thread: vs. Angels, 7:05

By now we all know that the Orioles haven’t won a Friday game since early June. Maybe tonight against the Angels will be the night? The Orioles still haven’t won a game on a Friday since early June. This fact is increasingly more absurd each week and yet, Friday after Friday has come and gone and the Orioles just keep finding ways to lose these games. They enter this particular Friday night contest against the Angels having lost their last two games and six of their previous ten. A loss tonight would send the Orioles to four games below .500 and four games out of the second wild card...
16 hours ago
Orioles-Angels series preview: For many of the Wild Card marbles

Orioles-Angels series preview: For many of the Wild Card marbles

The Orioles are three games out of a wild card spot. This weekend, they get to take a crack at the team in that spot: The Angels. The Orioles still have 41 games to play this regular season, but time is starting to grow thin for when a tough series of games can be written off with a "There's still plenty of time left!" attitude. This is particularly true this weekend, when the Orioles are back in Baltimore against the Angels, who currently hold the second wild card spot in the AL. The O's can't afford to dally any longer. They open up this series with a three game deficit to these same...
17 hours ago
Orioles prospect Cody Sedlock talks return from injury, adjusting to pro ball

Orioles prospect Cody Sedlock talks return from injury, adjusting to pro ball

This week, we talked with 2016 first-round pick Cody Sedlock about his mid-season injury and his mindset as he attempts to work his way up the Orioles minor-league system. Cody Sedlock certainly hasn’t had the ideal first full season in the Orioles system, but there’s still reason to believe the 2016 first-round draft pick is on his way to bigger and better things. Even hindered with an arm injury that caused him to miss some crucial development time this season, he appears primed to take a major step forward throughout the end of 2017 and into the offseason. Sedlock made his starts...
18 hours ago
Chris Davis’ game-ending K sets new low in tough season for the Orioles first baseman

Chris Davis’ game-ending K sets new low in tough season for the Orioles first baseman

Buck Showalter sticks with Davis in crucial spot, but he’s caught looking to end disappointing road trip. It's two days later and the Orioles’ excruciating loss in Seattle to conclude their all-important West Coast road trip still lingers like an oblique strain. While the team is still just three games out of a wild card berth, it seems that Wednesday’s defeat was a blow the Birds might not be able to overcome. Not only did the 7-6 loss give the Mariners the 2-1 series win, it resulted in a 4-6 Orioles’ record for the road trip. One, which many thought they needed to win six or...
19 hours ago
O’s prospects 8/17:Pitching leads 4-for-5 effort for affiliates

O’s prospects 8/17:Pitching leads 4-for-5 effort for affiliates

The Orioles MiLB teams almost made it a clean sweep yesterday, going 4-for-5 with more than one excellent pitching performance. Lehigh Valley 6, Norfolk 1 Tides starter Tyler Wilson wasn’t horrible, but he wasn’t good, either. He threw 6.0 IP, gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks, struck out just three and gave up a home run. You know what, scratch that, he was kind of horrible. It ultimately didn’t matter, because unless he threw a shut-out, he wasn’t getting the win anyway. The Tides managed just the one run as just four Tides batters managed even one hit. None managed...
20 hours ago
Friday Bird Droppings:

Friday Bird Droppings:

The Angels currently hold the second wild card spot and come to Baltimore this weekend for a three game series. Can the Orioles take care of business at home when they couldn't on the road? Does it matter? Playoff talk be damned, the Orioles continue to do Orioles things. They'll carry Rule 5 guy Anthony Santander for the next couple weeks until rosters expand. Baltimore Orioles: Missed Opportunity Punctuates Trip Full of ThemYou COULD say a good team should win some more of those games... Chris Davis Has Taken Eight Third Strikes Down the Middle | FanGraphs BaseballOhhh...these are some...
Aug 17, 2017
Orioles power rankings roundup: A bad week doesn’t sink them

Orioles power rankings roundup: A bad week doesn’t sink them

We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? After the past week, they’d have reason to. MLB.com (17th; LW: 14th) Alyson Footer at MLB.com drops the Orioles to 17th after a week in the top half of the league. Bleacher Report Power Rankings (15th; LW: 14th) Joel Reuter drops the O’s just one slot. He grades on more of a curve than I do. CBS Sports (18th; LW: 15th) Matt Synder lowers the Orioles three slots. “The offense is humming like many thought it would all year, hitting more than...
Aug 17, 2017
Tim Beckham’s rise isn’t that complicated

Tim Beckham’s rise isn’t that complicated

With a dash of his natural ability to square up the baseball, seasoned with his willingness to use the entire field, Tim Beckham’s numbers have made for a delicious recipe. Let’s face it. Yet again, we’ve been had by Dan Duquette. Granted, there is no certainty in a 16-game sample, but Tim Beckham has gone above and beyond any expectations you might have had. At the time of the trade, I wrote that the acquisition of Beckham, which came at no immediate cost, was yet to be determined. Even so, the upside that Beckham had shown made the deal an easy one to agree upon. Yesterday,...
Aug 17, 2017
The Orioles need to get back to pairing Wade Miley with Caleb Joseph

The Orioles need to get back to pairing Wade Miley with Caleb Joseph

With Caleb’s pitch framing ability and Miley’s propensity to pick around the edges of the strike zone, the two are a natural pair. Let’s just get it out there, Buck Showalter is man that’s set in his ways. Between liking his guys, his firm belief in the traditional closer role, or just being a 61-year-old in general, he has certain baseball principles he subscribes to and certain ones that he doesn’t feel are worth his while. One of the many Buck-isms that define the Orioles’ manager is that he does not believe in pairing pitchers with specific catchers. Outside of when Buck...
Aug 17, 2017
O’s prospects 8/16: Battle of the Harveys

O’s prospects 8/16: Battle of the Harveys

Hunter Harvey was dominant for Aberdeen, and Norfolk walked it off in a pitchers’ duel. Norfolk Tides 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 0 (F/11) This game was scoreless heading into the bottom of the 11th, thanks to a pitchers’ duel between Jayson Aquino and Lehigh’s Tom Eschelman. Aquino went six strong innings, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out five. Jimmy Yacabonis and Donnie Hart combined for three shutout innings, and Stefan Crichton pitched the final two innings of the game. In the bottom of the 11th, with Chris Dickerson on first base after a walk, Chris Johnson...
Aug 17, 2017
Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have the day off

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have the day off

The Orioles could use a day off after that west coast trip, and they get one. In today's links, resting Jones, some Beckham love, Boog Powell has a birthday, and more. Hello, friends. Another day has dawned with the Orioles in fourth place in the American League East. More importantly to their fortunes this season, they are now three games out of the second wild card spot in the AL, with six teams to pass - and even the Blue Jays have crept up within half a game of the O's. Teams are out there heating up. The Angels and the Twins have won seven out of ten. Not surprisingly, it's the Angels...
Aug 16, 2017
Orioles activate Anthony Santander from disabled list, option Joey Rickard

Orioles activate Anthony Santander from disabled list, option Joey Rickard

The Orioles have hung on to Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander all year through a disabled list stint. They finally added him to the roster on Wednesday night. Anthony Santander was the Rule 5 pick the Orioles kept this season. Here we are in mid-August and they've finally brought him along to the actual big league team, with an injury recovery dragging out Santander being activated from the disabled list until just now. On Wednesday night, with Santander's 20-day rehab stint maxed out, the Orioles officially put him on the active roster. He had been on the disabled list up until now due to...
Aug 16, 2017
Orioles ninth inning rally comes short in 7-6 loss to Mariners

Orioles ninth inning rally comes short in 7-6 loss to Mariners

The Orioles dropped the series finale to the Mariners, 7-6. A wild ninth inning rally almost did it, but the early deficit they were handed by Ubaldo Jimenez was just too much. The Orioles annual west coast road trip came to an end in disappointing fashion on Wednesday afternoon. Like many other games this season, the O's generated some scoring chances, got a few runs, and then their disaster of a starting rotation just couldn't do anything at all good or even OK. A wild ninth inning gave them a chance, but the deficit given by the pitching staff was just too much to overcome. With this 7-6...