Yard Work podcast: Episode 7

Happy Saturday, Orioles fans. Welcome to this week’s edition of Yard Work. In this week’s episode, Steve Melewski and I talk about the return of Manny Machado. Machado wrapped up his four-game suspension as a result of his actions in the Orioles’ bench-clearing brawl back on June 7, and the Orioles posted a 2-2 record in his absence. The offense didn’t seem to skip a ... read more

Opposite dugout: Injury-plagued Rays dreading four-game series over weekend

Manager: Kevin Cash (2nd season) Record: 31-39 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: 3B Evan Longoria (.273/.328/.539 with 18 HR, 43 RBIs), OF/DH Corey Dickerson (12 HR, 32 RBIs), SS Brad Miller (9 HR, 24 RBIs), RHP Matt Andriese (6-0, 2.61 ERA), RHP Alex Colome (1.76 ERA with 19 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 2-3 Pitching probables: June 24: LHP Matt Moore vs. RHP ... read more

Matthew Taylor: This year’s O’s squad reminiscent of 1996 team

The Orioles are marking the 20th anniversary of the team’s first wild card entry into the playoffs by looking very much the part of that 1996 team in terms of their power at the plate as well as the struggles of their starting rotation. Two decades after winning in, spite of their pitching and slugging their way into the postseason, the Orioles are looking to ... read more

Zach Wilt: The numbers show Schoop continuing to progress

On April 30, Jonathan Schoop was hitting a lowly .218 after a week-long stretch in which he went 4-for-23. The first month of the season wasn’t kind to the Orioles second baseman, as he had just eight extra-base hits in 82 plate appearances, a .679 OPS, and a .256 on-base percentage, the lowest of any qualified Orioles starter in April. Schoop has been a ... read more

Meet Adam Jones this Friday at Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant!

Say cheese! We’re giving fans the chance to meet Adam Jones and have your photo taken with him at Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant this Friday! This event is completely free, but you must be following us on Twitter to enter! We’ve released a virtual ticket on Twitter, and you must show it in order to get in line for the event. You can start ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: O’s not as defensively savvy as in years past

In 2013, the Orioles wanted to make defense a priority, ranking ninth in the majors in Defensive Runs Saved with plus-24 DRS, and third in Ultimate Zone Rating with plus-39.9 UZR. They kept the trend in 2014, in which the club recorded a plus-57 DRS, good for third in the major leagues, and plus-54.8 UZR, which was second-highest in the majors. However, in 2015, the ... read more

Ryan Romano: Tyler Wilson needs to improve his fastballs or changeup

Tyler Wilson has one great pitch, but the rest need work The Orioles direly need starting pitchers. Both Ubaldo Jimenez and Mike Wright have struggled as of late, and Yovani Gallardo’s first start post-disabled list didn’t inspire much confidence. Their play has inflated the rotation’s ERA to 4.94, the fourth-highest in baseball. Amid this uncertainty, Wilson has done well enough, notching a 4.16 ERA and ... read more

Opposite dugout: Padres reside in NL West cellar, but on a winning streak

Manager: Andy Green (1st season) Record: 29-42 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 1B Wil Myers (.292 with 16 HR, 44 RBIs), RF Matt Kemp (15 HR, 47 RBIs), CF Melvin Upton Jr. (32 RBIs, 15 SB), RHP Fernando Rodney (14 saves, 0.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-2 in 2013) Pitching probables: June 21: RHP Luis Perdomo vs. RHP ... read more