Opposite dugout: Blue Jays can create some space atop AL East with trip to Baltimore

Manager: John Gibbons (9th season) Record: 74-56 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 3B Josh Donaldson (.294/.407/.578 with 33 HR, 91 RBIs), DH Edwin Encarnacion (.270 /.360/.554 with 36 HR, 106 RBIs), SS Troy Tulowitzki (.253/.324/.465 with 22 HR, 65 RBIs), LHP J.A. Happ (17-4, 3.19 ERA), RHP Roberto Osuna (2.21 ERA with 29 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 7-6 Pitching probables: Aug. 29: ... read more

Andrew Stetka: A moment to appreciate Adam Jones

It’s not all that uncommon these days to hear that a baseball player is dealing with an injury. That’s never been truer when it comes to Adam Jones. This isn’t a knock on the Orioles center fielder. Major league players get dinged up throughout a long 162-game season. This is a regular occurrence. The difference with Jones is that he rarely misses a game because ... read more

Matthew Taylor: An interesting conversation with my 2011 self

Have you ever heard someone talk about the advice they would share with a younger version of themself if they had the chance? Here’s what a conversation with the 2011 version of myself might look like if we got to talking Orioles baseball. 2011 Me: I don’t know how much more of this I can take. Fourteen consecutive losing seasons! I thought this was the ... read more

Opposite dugout: Resilient Yankees look much different than when they last faced O’s

Manager: Joe Girardi (9th season) Record: 65-61 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: SS Didi Gregorius (.283 with 17 HR, 57 RBIs), 2B Starlin Castro (17 HR, 57 RBIs), C Gary Sanchez (.389 with 9 HR, 16 RBIs), RHP Luis Cessa (3-0, 4.01 ERA), RHP Dellin Betances (6 saves, 27 holds, 2.23 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 5-6 Pitching probables: Aug. 26: RHP Yovani ... read more

Zach Wilt: What Ubaldo Jimenez needs to do to be effective

For the first time since July 28, Ubaldo Jimenez will make a start for the Baltimore Orioles. With Chris Tillman on the disabled list, Jimenez will take the mound tonight in D.C. as the Birds look to take all four games of their interleague series against the Nationals. It’s been a tough season for Jimenez, he’s 5-10 with a 6.94 ERA. In his three seasons ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: Five X-factors for the Orioles down the stretch

After defeating the Nationals 8-1 on Tuesday night, the Orioles are still in third place in the American League East, just two games back of the Red Sox and Blue Jays, who are tied for the division lead. The Birds are 22-25 since the start of July, so they’re going to have to turn it around sooner rather than later. Here are five X-factors that ... read more

Yard Work podcast: Episode 12

Hey, O’s fans. Welcome to the latest edition of Yard Work. We’re changing things up a bit this week. With the Orioles and Nationals resuming their annual Battle of the Beltways, we thought we’d combine our two squads - myself from Yard Work and MASNsports.com’s Bobby Blanco and Byron Kerr from District 34 - for a joint podcast session. The Orioles and Nationals have squared ... read more

Ryan Romano: What’s to blame for Trumbo’s strange slump?

As the Orioles go, so goes Mark Trumbo. In the first half of the season, the newest O’s slugger put up some of the best offensive numbers in baseball. His .288/.341/.582 triple-slash translated to a 142 wRC+, ranking him 17th among qualified hitters. The club rode that scorching start, and the other hot hitters who backed it up, to a 51-36 first-half record. Since ... read more