3:15 AM EDT, Sat August 19, 2017
12 hours ago

Series Preview: Orioles (59-62) vs. Angels (62-59)

After capping off a topsy-turvy trip on the West Coast by dropping two out of three in Seattle, the Orioles will be looking to recover and bounce back from a bruising blow in the form of a 4-6 road trip over the weekend against the Los Angeles Angels. On the sunny side of things, the Orioles will now dig in and try to rack up a haul of crucial wins at home. They’ll be playing in the friendly confines of Camden Yards for sixteen of the next nineteen contests. Winning […] The post Series Preview: Orioles (59-62) vs. Angels (62-59) appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News | Eutaw Street...
16 hours ago

Friday’s O’s Links: Where Does Santander Fit?

The road trip came to a very disappointing 4-6 end the other day, and now the Birds have once again put themselves in a position of needing an outstanding homestand to keep pace. Despite winning the first game of the series in both Anaheim & Seattle, they ended up dropping two of three in both, as well as splitting four with the lowly A’s. Brutal. Hopefully home can cure what ails ’em, but the clock is ticking. Let’s hit the links on a dreary day in Baltimore. Chris Davis has […] The post Friday’s O’s Links: Where Does Santander Fit? appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News |...
Aug 17, 2017

Thursday Thoughts: Missed Opportunity Punctuates Trip Full of Them

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. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player stare at more called third strikes that end up right down the heart of the plate than Chris Davis in 2017. The Orioles first baseman has been an absolute mystery at […] The post Thursday Thoughts: Missed Opportunity Punctuates Trip Full of Them appeared first on Baltimore Orioles...
Aug 15, 2017

The Rundown: Beckham Rakes, Davis Heats Up, Roster Moves Loom

The Orioles’ recent offensive surge continued on Monday night in Seattle with the O’s scoring 11 runs on 16 hits which included four home runs. A victory in one of the next two games would guarantee at least a .500 road trip, a scenario most fans would usually accept when the team heads out west. However, at this point in the season, the O’s need to stack wins so it will feel a little disappointing.   Beckham Continues to Rake Tim Beckham is just the latest in the “nobody saw […] The post The Rundown: Beckham Rakes, Davis Heats Up, Roster Moves Loom appeared first on Baltimore...
Aug 14, 2017

Felix Pie, Cycles, and Things You’ve Never Seen Before

They say every time you go to a baseball game you’ll see something you’ve never seen before. This is my story about seeing three things I’d never seen before…all in the same night. On August 14th, 2009, I went to Camden Yards, along with several dozen fellow Chief Petty Officers, for a night at the ballpark. A chance to mix and mingle outside the workspace. Most of the people in attendance weren’t baseball fans and, in fact, would spend the game on the concourse socializing and having a few (too […] The post Felix Pie, Cycles, and Things You’ve Never Seen Before appeared first...
Aug 14, 2017

Series Preview: Orioles (58-60) @ Mariners (59-60)

After dropping a series in Anaheim before splitting a four-game set versus the Athletics in Oakland, the Orioles will now head to Seattle to take on the Mariners to conclude their three-legged, ten-game tour through the West Coast. And to say it is a crucial three-game set on the Orioles remaining schedule would be an understatement. The Orioles (58-60) are just a half a game behind the Rays for third place in the AL East and trail the Angels by only 2.5-games for the second and final wild card spot […] The post Series Preview: Orioles (58-60) @ Mariners (59-60) appeared first on Baltimore...
Aug 14, 2017

Monday’s O’s Links: Where Have You Gone, “Crush?”

Jeremy Hellickson went full Oriole yesterday, going from absolutely cruising (26 pitches in three perfect innings to start the game) to blowing up (five runs in the fourth), denying his team the three-of-four they could have REALLY used in Oakland. Now they head to Seattle, which gives me nightmares, and has ever since Hisashi Iwakuma no-hit us a couple years back, needing two of three to salvage a 5-5 road trip. Not ideal! Let’s see what’s up in the links. Rotation Fixes Still Needed for O’s Our own Andrew Stetka, […] The post Monday’s O’s Links: Where Have You Gone, “Crush?”...
Aug 14, 2017

Week in Review: Treading Pacific Water

Just as it seemed as if the Orioles were set to break on through to the other side… another week has passed, and it still hasn’t happened…yet. But make no mistake about it: these Orioles are geared up for the home stretch, and they’re not going down without a fight. After taking just one of three in Anaheim, the Orioles bounced back to split the four-game set in Oakland over the weekend. While a 3-4 record over the first seven games of their ten-game swing out on the West Coast […] The post Week in Review: Treading Pacific Water appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News | Eutaw...
Aug 12, 2017

#Staturday: Davis’ Numbers Drop, Buck Drops Him Down the Order

Happy Staturday Birdland! It was another up and down week for the Orioles but fear not, there will be stats! On Thursday, Trey Mancini launched his 19th and 20th home runs into Oblivion, setting an impressive benchmark for the club: Trey Mancini joins Adam Jones, Jonathan Schoop, and Manny Machado as the four Orioles with 20+ home runs. At four, the Orioles have the most players with 20+ long balls. Adam Jones continues to mash the long ball, something he’s done for awhile as an Oriole: Since 2008, Adam Jones […] The post #Staturday: Davis’ Numbers Drop, Buck Drops Him Down the Order...
Aug 12, 2017

“O’s Cap” Dooms Birds to 10 Straight Friday Losses

The Orioles looked to be well on their way to notching their second straight win last night to begin their four-game set in Oakland. The win would have also gotten them back to .500 (again), and made them 3-2 through half of this crucial 10-game west coast swing. Ubaldo Jimenez was dominant, striking out 11 over 5.1 innings (and eight in the first three) before being removed from the game thanks to a line drive to the leg. They were up 4-3 headed to the bottom of the eighth, with […] The post “O’s Cap” Dooms Birds to 10 Straight Friday Losses appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News |...
Aug 10, 2017

Thursday Thoughts: West Coast Swing Huge for Birds, Fun for Me

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. I absolutely love when the Orioles are on the west coast. I know that I’m in the minority on this, because the games start so late for most. But having spent my sixth summer living in Arizona, it’s a […] The post Thursday Thoughts: West Coast Swing Huge for Birds, Fun for Me appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News |...
Aug 9, 2017

Wednesday’s O’s Links: Because Of Course That Happened

The O’s missed out on a golden chance to pick up another game in the Wild Card hunt, because former Bird Parker Bridwell shut them down over seven innings. OF COURSE HE DID. Who didn’t see that coming? Let’s see what everybody is saying about Mr. Bridwell & more today. Among Orioles’ Recent ‘Lost Boys’ Dumping of Bridwell May be Biggest Headscratcher The O’s let Bridwell go for absolutely nothing, after never even giving him a real shot at the MLB level. Perhaps he isn’t REALLY a 3.00 ERA pitcher, […] The post Wednesday’s O’s Links: Because Of Course That Happened...
Aug 8, 2017

The Rundown: The Return of the Real Manny Machado

After being swept by the Chicago Cubs to start the second half of the season, the Orioles have rattled off 14 wins in their last 21 games to bring them back to .500. That result has put them firmly back in the playoff race as they are only 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card. After much debate on if this team should sell, it’s pretty amazing that we have once again entered August with the Orioles playing meaningful baseball games. The Real Manny Has Returned We can chalk […] The post The Rundown: The Return of the Real Manny Machado appeared first on Baltimore Orioles News | Eutaw...
Aug 7, 2017

Monday’s O’s Links: Get Those Coffeemakers Ready

After Friday night, it looked like the Orioles were really going to make last week a complete mirror image of the 2014 postseason – instead of sweeping Detroit in three then getting swept in four by Kansas City, they were going to sweep KC for three, then get swept by the Tigers over four straight. Fortunately, they righted the ship and managed a split with Detroit to put the finishing touches on a very nice 5-2 homestand. Now comes the dreaded West Coast trip. Get the coffeemakers ready, Birdland. We’ve […] The post Monday’s O’s Links: Get Those Coffeemakers Ready appeared first on...
Aug 5, 2017

#Staturday: Tim Beckham Makes a Great First Impression

Happy Staturday Birdland! After a not-so-wild trade deadline, the Orioles started winning again. It was fun and it produced some stats. Let’s get to em! Before the deadline, the Orioles traded with the Tampa Bay Rays for Tim Beckham and he’s had a flaming hot start: Tim Beckham recorded 10 hits in his first 15 at-bats. After going 4-4 on Friday, Tim Beckham has 7 straight hits in as many at-bats. Beckham has started his Orioles’ career with four straight multi-hit games, the most of any Oriole in 2017. As […] The post #Staturday: Tim Beckham Makes a Great First Impression appeared...