Opposite dugout: Reeling Marlins feature slugging Stanton, GM-turned-manager Jennings

Manager: Dan Jennings (1st season) Record: 16-26 Last 10 games: 1-9 Who to watch: RF Giancarlo Stanton (.239/.324/523 with 12 HR, 39 RBIs), SS Adeiny Hechevarria (.297 with 20 RBIs), CF Marcell Ozuna (.276 with 3 HR, 12 RBIs), RHP Dan Haren (4-2, 3.47 ERA), RHP A.J. Ramos (0.90 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 26 Ks in 20 IP) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-1 in ... read more

Matthew Taylor: When wooden foul lines factored into a wager between pitchers

Orioles pitchers Hoyt Wilhelm and Billy O'Dell each entered the 1959 season with one career home run. Wilhelm's homer came during his rookie campaign with the New York Giants in 1952; O'Dell's blast was in 1958 for the Orioles. The players made a bet about who would hit the most home runs in 1959. The anniversary of O'Dell winning that bet, thanks to a quirky ... read more

Zach Wilt: Putting faith in the arms while O's lumber slumbers

When your favorite team has lost four of their last seven games, it's easy to be nitpicky. When they're in fourth place in the AL East on May 21, it's even more easy to just be flat out negative. Watching Nelson Cruz blast a three-run homer in his return to Charm City was painful, not only because of the dozens of replies I received on ... read more

Domenic Vadala: With Wright, Orioles are doing things the right way

For starters, the debut of Mike Wright on Sunday was about as awe-inspiring as a debut can be. Seriously, I can't imagine what must have been going through his mind walking off the mound in the 8th inning to a standing ovation like he did. And he indicated as much after the game, saying that you really couldn't draw it up any better than that. ... read more

Orioles attend second annual Manny Machado BaseBOWL Tournament

On a rare off-day, the Orioles still came together to participate in the second annual Manny Machado BaseBOWL Tournament on May 19. Machado's teammates attended the sold-out event at Mustang Alleys Bar, Bowling and Bistro in Baltimore to showcase their bowling skills alongside Orioles fans to help raise money and awareness for Baltimore City's Department of Recreation and Parks. "They're going to be able to ... read more

Matt Kremnitzer: Looking at the O's corner outfielders

The Orioles have a corner outfield problem: The team's assortment of corner outfielders has been underwhelming When it comes to the Orioles outfield, there's Adam Jones in center field, and then there's a lot of spare parts. That doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, except when those parts all aren't playing well. And right now, they aren't. Jones is second in the majors ... read more

Opposite dugout: Cruz crushing homers, but Mariners yet to put it together

Manager: Lloyd McClendon (3rd season) Record: 17-20 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: LF/DH Nelson Cruz (.340/.395/.694 with 15 HR, 30 RBIs), 3B Kyle Seager (5 HR, 21 RBIs), LHP J.A. Happ (3-1, 2.98 ERA), RHP Fernando Rodney (5.65 with 9 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (2-5 in 2014) Pitching probables: May 19: RHP Taijuan Walker vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez, 7:05 p.m., ... read more

Matthew Taylor: Taking aim at Eutaw Street

I have long home runs on the mind. First, there was the anniversary last Friday of Frank Robinson becoming the only batter to hit a ball out of Memorial Stadium. Then the Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton put a ball out of Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Let's talk longball in this week's guest blog. The longest Orioles home run so far this season belongs to ... ... read more