Leftovers for breakfast

The unexpected demotion yesterday of catcher Chance Sisco to Triple-A Norfolk shouldn’t be viewed as a sign that the Orioles have given up on him or that he’s no longer regarded as one of the more promising young players in the organization. Sisco wasn’t producing at the plate, which hardly made him unique on the roster. But he’s been having some issues throwing that more ... read more

Caleb Joseph rejoining Orioles with Chance Sisco optioned

Catcher Caleb Joseph is returning to the Orioles and will join them for Tuesday night’s series opener against the Nationals in D.C. The Orioles optioned rookie Chance Sisco following today’s 10-4 win over the Marlins at Camden Yards. He was a late scratch from the lineup. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that Sisco was ill, but he stopped short of using the word. “I’m afraid he’s ... read more

Orioles end multiple streaks with 20th win (Sisco optioned)

The Orioles can only hope that they don’t need to wait until Labor Day for their next home win. A couple of streaks came to a merciful end today as Jace Peterson drove in four runs, Dylan Bundy continued his daytime mastery through the fifth inning, the bullpen created and disarmed a base-loaded jam and the Orioles defeated the Marlins 10-4 before an announced crowd ... read more

Showalter on Davis’ absence and Mancini’s slump (O’s up 9-4)

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hasn’t played since June 11 and with the Orioles off Monday, he won’t get back into the lineup before Tuesday night’s series opener against the Nationals in D.C. Davis is batting .150/.227/.227 with four doubles, four home runs, 15 RBIs, 19 walks and 86 strikeouts in 229 plate appearances. He’s been working with hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh and vice president ... read more

Sisco scratched from Orioles lineup

Catcher Chance Sisco has been scratched from the Orioles lineup today and replaced by Austin Wynns. No explanation was given for the change. Trey Mancini moves up to sixth in the order despite his slump. Jace Peterson moves up to seventh and Craig Gentry to eighth. Wynns is batting ninth. Sisco is batting .218/.340/.328 with seven doubles, two home runs and 16 RBIs in 47 ... read more

Cashner expected to come off disabled list Wednesday

Andrew Cashner will make Wednesday night’s start against the Nationals in D.C. following today’s successful bullpen session. Cashner said his back responded favorably and he’s ready to come off the disabled list. A corresponding move will be made prior to first pitch. “It went good, felt good, and I look forward to getting on the mound Wednesday,” he said. Manager Buck Showalter has been able ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Marlins

The Orioles wrap up their series against the Marlins, trying to avoid a club-record 12-game home losing streak, with Chris Davis remaining on the bench. Davis is missing his fifth game in a row. And he gets another break with Monday’s off-day. Corban Joseph is leading off and playing first base. Mark Trumbo is batting fourth as the designated hitter. Chance Sisco moves up to ... read more

Hitting on some offensive topics as O’s try to avoid sweep

A loss today would be the 10th in a row for the Orioles, their longest streak since May 26-June 5, 2010. A home losing streak of 12 games would establish a club record. Being swept by the Marlins wouldn’t do much for their confidence, either. This team is trying so hard to tank, its mascot should include an ammunition rack. But the Orioles have dropped ... read more