Jones assisting Orioles in right field

NEW YORK - Adam Jones didn’t play yesterday in the series finale at Yankee Stadium, but he contributed by bringing out the lineup card. The idea hit him and he reached out to manager Buck Showalter, who shared the same thought. “He can have it any day he wants, trust me,” Showalter said after a 6-3 win. “It just enhances my relationship with umpires. “No, ... read more

Wrapping up a 6-3 win

NEW YORK - Alex Cobb knew his finger was going to flare up today while he warming in the bullpen. It wasn’t a sudden occurrence. He didn’t have visions of a lengthy start. The signs pointed toward an early exit and non-blistered fingers crossed. Cobb was done after four pitches, but the bullpen covered nine innings in a 6-3 victory that gave the Orioles five ... read more

Bullpen handles nine innings and Beckham homers twice in 6-3 win

NEW YORK - Orioles manager Buck Showalter always talks about having to prepare for the what-ifs. As in, what if the starting pitcher gets nailed on the shin by a line drive in the first inning? How will the bullpen cover the rest of the game? Showalter sits down with pitching coach Roger McDowell and bullpen coach Alan Mills to ascertain the availability of their ... read more

Cobb exits after four pitches and O’s down early (O’s lead 6-3)

NEW YORK - Alex Cobb’s season has ended today after four pitches. The blister on Cobb’s right middle finger flared up again while the veteran was facing Yankees leadoff hitter Andrew McCutchen. Cobb threw four fastballs between 90 and 92 mph, getting ahead 0-2 in the count before missing with the last two. Cobb looked down at his finger after the fourth pitch, swiped at ... read more

Pregame notes before series finale in the Bronx

NEW YORK - Yefry Ramírez will get the start Wednesday night in Boston. Dylan Bundy pitches the opener Monday night. What happens on Tuesday is largely dependent on which relievers are needed today with Alex Cobb returning to the rotation. Another blister flare-up could tax the bullpen and leave manager Buck Showalter scrambling for a Tuesday starter. Left-hander Sean Gilmartin and Jimmy Yacabonis are two ... read more

Orioles and Yankees lineups

NEW YORK - Adam Jones is out of the lineup today for the series finale at Yankee Stadium. John Andreoli is in right field and Joey Rickard is in left. Breyvic Valera is batting second and playing second base. Jonathan Villar is the shortstop. Tim Beckham is the designated hitter. Chris Davis goes to the bench. Before Steve Wilkerson yesterday, the last Orioles player to ... read more

Showalter on Jones setting “a great example for future players”

NEW YORK - The last road trip of the 2018 season includes today’s finale in the Bronx before the Orioles board their charter to Boston. The Adam Jones checklist has room for what’s expected to be his final appearance with the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. There won’t be a ceremony. Fans in the bleachers won’t chant his name. But pretty much everything relating to Jones ... read more

Hicks double off Fry in 11th hands Orioles 3-2 loss (updated)

NEW YORK - Orioles manager Buck Showalter said no one is smart enough to have a complete read on a pitcher in only one season. He won’t pronounce the book on David Hess complete after 18 starts and 20 appearances. Hess has dazzled and disappointed. He’s been a rookie surviving on location and mixing his pitches. He could be a starter, reliever, Triple-A depth or ... read more