Pair of “Postseason Push” rallies announced for this weekend

October is three days away, which means playoff baseball isn’t far behind. As the Orioles continue an important series in Toronto, where they trail the Blue Jays by two games for the first American Leauge wild card spot and hold onto a one-game lead for the second wild card, the club today announced a pair of rallies to generate excitement back home in Baltimore for ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: Ramos’ injury opens the door for Wieters

In very unfortunate news for the player and team, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is out for the remainder of 2016 with a torn ACL. Ramos, 29, was having the best year of his career in 2016, which is his contract year. This season, he slashed .307/.354/.496 with 22 homers in 523 plate appearances and threw out 37.3 percent of attempted base stealers. It was beginning ... read more

Ryan Romano: What makes Brad Brach’s fastball so great?

The Orioles bullpen has no shortage of underdog stories. Zach Britton washed out of the big league rotation before transforming into the sinkerballer extraordinaire he is today. Darren O’Day went undrafted out of college and bounced around several clubs until Baltimore snatched him up. And Mychal Givens started his minor league career as a shortstop, converting into a pitcher just three years ago. Brad Brach’s ... read more

Opposite dugout: Blue Jays hoping to hold onto top wild card spot

Manager: John Gibbons (9th season) Record: 86-70 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: DH Edwin Encarnacion (42 HR, 126 RBIs); RF Jose Bautista (21 HR, 67 RBIs); 3B Josh Donaldson (.284 average with 36 HR, 96 RBIs); RHP Aaron Sanchez (13-2, 3.12 ERA); RHP Marcus Stroman (9-9, 4.34 ERA). Season series vs. Orioles: 9-7 Pitching probables: September 27: RHP Kevin Gausman vs. RHP Aaron ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Despite ups and downs, O’s have playoffs in their sights

Fourth place. That’s where I had the Orioles finishing this season. I wasn’t alone. Many so-called experts pegged the O’s for a fourth- or even fifth-place finish in the American League East. All five experts from CBS Sports had the O’s in fifth. Five of six pundits from Yahoo! Sports slotted the O’s in last as well, with the other picking them fourth. Bleacher Report ... read more

Orioles hosting Birdland Experience Weekend for disability community

This weekend, during their final home series of the 2016 season, the Orioles will play host to some very special fans. More than 1,000 members of the disability community will be in attendance during Birdland Experience Weekend, which will be held during games Friday through Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Camden Yards. Many of these visitors will be making their first trip to Camden ... read more

Matthew Taylor: O’s sudden shift hurts more this time around

The Orioles are out of playoff position for the first time all season one week after an improbable division title seemed entirely possible following a Kevin Gausman gem at Fenway Park. An uplifting win that puts the postseason in reach has yielded to listless baseball. This all feels familiar, but worse. After all, we saw the same routine last season. You’ll recall that the 2015 ... read more

Opposite dugout: Diamondbacks trying to avoid NL West cellar

Manager: Chip Hale (2nd season) Record: 64-88 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 2B Jean Segura (.317 with 17 HR, 59 RBIs, 30 SB), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (.298 with 23 HR, 90 RBIs, 27 SB), LF Yasmany Tomas (29 HR, 75 RBIs), 3B Jake Lamb (28 HR, 88 RBIs), LHP Robbie Ray (8-13, 4.66 ERA, 210 Ks) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (3-0 ... read more