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O's game blog: Orioles look for series win at Tropicana Field

Here is an impressive stat for the Orioles: They are 4-2-1 in seven series this year and, with a win today, they would be 5-2-1. What makes that impressive is that they are only 2-6 in series-opening games. Yes, that all does count the game Wednesday against Chicago as both a one-game series and, of course, a series-opening win. The Orioles have won three-game series ... read more

Dosch off to solid start for Frederick (plus the Gonzo numbers)

Third baseman Drew Dosch of the Single-A Frederick Keys is off to a promising start this year, moving up a level pretty seamlessly in his first go around in the Carolina League. After finishing seventh in the South Atlantic League batting .314 last year, Dosch is batting .291 with six doubles, two triples, a homer, two steals, 14 runs and 18 RBIs for the Keys. ... read more

Miguel Gonzalez with gem as O's beat Chris Archer, Rays 4-0

Chris Archer began Saturday night with a streak of four straight starts and 26 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run. The Orioles had a streak of 25 consecutive innings without scoring at Tropicana Field. Both streaks ended in the third inning tonight. And Miguel Gonzalez was pretty darn good also. Gonzalez went 7 2/3 scoreless innings, and the Orioles beat Archer and the Tampa ... read more

O's game blog: Chris Archer on a roll, faces Orioles tonight

In their last three games, the Orioles have scored 18, eight and zero runs. That is trending the wrong way. You just can't predict ball. Just ask Pecota. Anyway, tonight the Orioles will be playing on back-to-back days for the first time in nearly a week. After Sunday's win, two games were postponed. After Wednesday's win, they had a scheduled off-day. The Orioles have played ... read more

A look at Manny Machado's struggles at third and a Gold Glove presentation in Bowie

It was quite a picture captured by the MASN cameras in the last of the eighth last night. Jonathan Schoop, who is on the disabled list, had his arm around his close friend, Manny Machado, trying to console him as Machado just shook his head. Machado seemed down after making yet another error. We are not used to Machado making this many mistakes. But in ... read more

The bats were quiet: Hot-hitting O's get blanked 2-0 by Rays

Well, the last time we saw them, the Orioles were a hot-hitting team. But tonight, in their home game away from home, they were shut out 2-0 by the Tampa Bay Rays, who took the series opener at Tropicana Field. The Orioles have been shut out twice this year and each time it was by a 2-0 score at The Trop. It happened April 8 ... read more

O's game blog: Tillman on the mound in series opener against Tampa Bay

After starting the season with 19 straight games against American League East opponents, the Orioles played one non-division game this week against Chicago. Tonight, they get right back into playing AL East teams. They open a series at Tropicana Field tonight where they will play three games this weekend serving as the home team. It begins a stretch where they'll play 10 of the next ... read more

Minor league updates on Taylor, Harvey, Bundy, Sisco, Hart and more

Single-A Frederick pitcher Matt Taylor, who was hospitalized in Salem, Va. on Thursday night after being hit in the head by a line drive, was released from the hospital today. "He is on his way back to Frederick with the strength coach. He will be under the doctor's care when he gets back to Fredeick. The diagnosis is a concussion. We just don't know how ... read more