Dillon Atkinson: Despite one rocky outing, Tillman looking strong

Right-hander Chris Tillman turned in his best season on the mound in 2014, recording a 3.34 ERA (4.01 FIP) over 207.1 innings pitched for the Orioles. However, 2015 was a season that he probably hopes to forget, as he posted a 4.99 ERA (4.45 FIP) over 173 innings. Buck Showalter still showed faith in his starter, as he gave Tillman the opening day nod this ... read more

Ryan Romano: Can Rickard regain his plate discipline?

Through his first month at the major league level, Joey Rickard has fared pretty well overall. The most recent Orioles Rule 5 pick, he’s put up a .278/.308/.392 slash line over 104 plate appearances -- not elite production, sure, but much better than what the team got from Travis Snider and Delmon Young last year. For all his skill, though, Rickard has displayed a major ... read more

Opposite dugout: Yankees make first trip to Baltimore with offensive woes

Manager: Joe Girardi (9th season) Record: 8-15 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: 2B Starlin Castro (.314/.352/.500 with 12 RBIs), C Brian McCann (.262/.360/.415), DH Alex Rodriguez (5 HR, 12 RBIs), RHP Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.87), LHP Andrew Miller (0.00 ERA with 5 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (9-10 in 2015) Pitching probables: May 3: RHP Luis Severino vs. RHP Chris Tillman, ... read more

New program allows Birdland to honor area community heroes

Most Orioles fans will tell you the team’s glory years occurred during the 1960s and 1970s, when the O’s captured two of their three World Series championships and produced some of the game’s greatest players. Yet as fans watched their favorite team battle for a chance to be champions, thousands of Americans across the world were fighting for an even bigger cause - the safety ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Injuries likely to test Orioles early in season

Despite a pair of losses over the weekend, the Orioles were able to split a four-game series with one of the hottest teams in baseball. They played a strange back-and-forth affair with the White Sox on Saturday against the red-hot Mat Latos and were mostly shut down by perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale on Sunday. While the weekend may have looked bad from a ... read more

Matthew Taylor: Where does Manny Machado currently rank among O’s greats?

Manny Machado’s grand slam versus the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night was the latest in a strong start that has more people taking notice of the Orioles’ young superstar. You could rightfully argue that the two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner who finished fourth in MVP voting last season deserved more attention before now. Regardless, Machado’s quickness out of the gate in 2016 is ... read more

Orioles leaving lasting impact on Sarasota community

Over the past few years, the Orioles have been rejuvenated. Since 2012, the team has recaptured its historic success, including postseason appearances in two of the last four seasons and a division championship in 2014, the team’s first since 1997. There’s no doubt that Birdland is back, and fans are excited at the promise of coming to Camden Yards to watch the Orioles contend for ... read more

Zach Wilt: Chris Tillman’s turnaround hints of bounceback season

The Orioles snapped their three-game losing streak last night with a 3-1 victory at The Trop against the Rays on an Earl Weaver special. Rookie Joey Rickard delivered the much-needed three-run homer in the fifth, while Chris Tillman’s impressive start kept the Rays bats cold. The O’s righty tied a career high with nine strikeouts on the night that he would move past Jeremy Guthrie ... read more