Delmarva's Cam Kneeland making the most of his opportunity

SALISBURY, Md. - It's three hours before the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds entertain the Charleston RiverDogs in a doubleheader at Perdue Stadium, and there's precious little activity that would suggest that a pair of seven-inning games are on the docket. Most of the Shorebirds are escaping the sweltering 88-degree heat by seeking refuge in the air-conditioned clubhouse, though a few guys clad in shorts are whizzing ... read more

Shorebirds' John Means throws seven-inning no-hitter (with video)

SALISBURY, Md. - Single-A Delmarva left-hander John Means threw a seven-inning no-hitter in the Shorebirds' 4-0 victory over Charleston in the first game of a doubleheader Friday night. Means, an 11th-round pick by the Orioles out of West Virginia in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, walked one and struck out six in his first career no-hitter. He threw 78 pitches, 50 for strikes, in a ... read more

Christian Walker receives weekly honor (so does Corban Joseph)

Triple-A Norfolk first baseman Christian Walker has been rewarded for his recent surge at the plate. Not with a promotion to the majors. He has to wait for a return trip. However, Walker was named the International League's Batter of the Week. Walker hit .414, going 12-for-29, and led the league with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven extra-base hits. He also collected four ... read more

A look at the wild card race and a take on Nick Markakis' return tonight

There are now six teams within five games of the second wild card berth in the American League. The Orioles are one of the six and they are 3 1/2 games back of Minnesota at this point. Did the Orioles pull some fans back in with back-to-back wins at Tampa Bay? The wins came right after a four-game losing streak that included dropping three in ... read more

Miguel Gonzalez with a bounceback outing, plus some Bowie banter

With Chris Davis and Miguel Gonzalez playing co-starring roles, the Orioles ended their four-game losing streak and won for just the sixth time in 21 games on Saturday night. They improved to 47-49 for the season. Davis hit his fifth career grand slam to back a much-needed strong outing by Gonzalez, who had pitched to an ERA of 6.75 over his previous five starts. But ... read more

A few notes on the latest loss and more winning on the O's farm

Not too much more to say after the latest loss for the Orioles, one that has Birdland remaining in an ornery mood. Despite public comments that they remain buyers, not sellers, there seems at this point little reason for the Orioles to part with anything that could help in the future. Yes, they can get draft picks for departing free agents that turn down a ... read more

After sweep in New York, where do the Orioles go from here?

With 68 games to play in the 2015 regular season, it may not be time to punt the season. But it may be time to consider making some changes. The current group has played 94 games and has a losing record. While the Orioles were not healthy for much of this year, they have gotten some players back now and are still not winning. The ... read more

A look at Orioles' struggles in series-opening games this year

We have sized up some statistics in recent days and weeks that have been an issue for the Orioles at times this year, such as their starting rotation's ERA and recent batting with runners in scoring position numbers. Here is one not discussed much, but one that has been an issue for the Orioles in 2015: their losing record in series-opening games. Let's compare it ... read more