O’s game blog: David Hess gets the ball against the Rays

Right-hander David Hess (1-2, 3.32 ERA) gets the start tonight as the Orioles play the second game of their three-game set at Tropicana Field. The Tampa Bay Rays won 4-2 last night to improve to 13-4, while the Orioles are now 7-11 on the year, 6-5 on the road and 2-3 on the current road trip. The Rays have the best record in the majors ... read more

Now Dylan Bundy needs to build on good starts to his starts

For the second outing in a row, Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy had a real encouraging start to his start. But once again, he could not keep it going. Two outings ago at home versus Oakland, Bundy had a shutout and no-hitter through three innings. His slider was sharp and he got five of his first nine outs on strikeouts. Last night he had a strong ... read more

O’s game blog: O’s face AL East-leading Tampa Bay

The Orioles (7-10) begin the second stop on their two-city road trip tonight when they play the Tampa Bay Rays (12-4) at Tropicana Field. The Orioles went 2-2 at Boston and open a three-game series tonight. The Rays are the only team in the American League East at .500 or better, with every other team at least three games under .500. Tampa Bay’s division lead ... read more

There were a few things to like in the Boston series

Yes the Red Sox have some rotation issues and some injury issues. But they won 108 games and the World Series last year while the Orioles lost 115 games. And the Orioles went 3-16 against Boston last season. So for them to split a four-game series at Fenway Park is, at the very least, surprising and not bad for this team. There were some things ... read more

O’s game blog: Dan Straily pitches in Boston series finale

New Orioles right-hander Dan Straily, signed by the team on April 5, has certainly struggled in his first two appearances with the team. He is 0-1 with a 19.29 ERA after allowing 10 runs over 4 2/3 innings. In his first Baltimore appearance, he gave up five runs in 1 1/3 in relief versus the Yankees. Then in a start last Wednesday versus Oakland, he ... read more

John Means was strong against Boston, plus farm notes

As the Orioles are looking for some solid starting pitching - they don’t have a quality start over their last 11 games - John Means provided an encouraging outing on Sunday at Boston. Means went five innings, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and three strikeouts in Boston’s 4-0 win. He took the loss and is now 1-2 but has a 1.98 ... read more

O’s game blog: John Means gets the start at Fenway Park

Not only did Chris Davis end his hitless streak yesterday, but his hits were big ones as the Orioles beat Boston 9-5 to even the four-game series at a win each. Davis went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, producing three hits for the first time since Aug. 28 and four RBIs for the first time since July 29. Davis ended his 0-for-54 run with a two-run ... read more

Lefty Zac Lowther made strong Bowie debut, plus O’s notes

After a standout 2018 season that ended with him being named the Orioles’ co-Minor League Pitcher of the Year, lefty Zac Lowther moved up to Double-A Bowie this year. His first start went as many of his 2018 starts did. He threw five scoreless innings on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Lowther is scheduled to make his second start for Bowie this ... read more