Dylan Bundy's most recent outing looked better in person than in a boxscore

It was a rare sight in a pro baseball boxscore last Friday night. Pitching for the Double-A Bowie Baysox, O's top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy gave up six runs against Richmond. In two innings plus two batters, Bundy allowed a career-high eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts, throwing 57 pitches. His ERA increased from 2.25 to 4.50 in seven Baysox starts. The six ... read more

Harvey update and minor league trade

Hunter Harvey received a platelet-rich plasma injection today during his visit with Dr. James Andrews, who recommended that the young pitcher be shut down for the next six weeks. Harvey has been diagnosed with a strained right flexor mass. Harvey sought a second opinion from Andrews after flying to Baltimore and being examined on Wednesday by team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs. Harvey, recovering from a ... read more

Bowie right-hander Bobby Bundy will have knee surgery, miss rest of season

Bowie right-hander Bobby Bundy, Dylan Bundy's older brother, is going to have right knee surgery on Monday and will miss the rest of the 2015 season. Bobby Bundy was pitching in a game May 5 against Akron when he fielded a ball to the third base side of the mound and felt something in the knee. He had ACL surgery on that same knee in ... read more

Chen was good again, but the offense has headed south (plus minor league notes)

So what has happened to the Orioles offense? After their 3-1 loss Friday night to the Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles have scored three runs or less in seven of their last 13 games, going 5-8. On May 1, the Orioles began a home series on the road against Tampa Bay. At that point they led the major leagues, averaging 5.6 runs per game. They ... read more

Minor league notes on Triple-A Norfolk's strong pitching and more

The Triple-A Norfolk squad has the best record of the Orioles' full-season minor league affiliates at 19-14. The Tides beat Scranton 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon when Dariel Alvarez hit a two-run homer in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie. Norfolk completed a 5-1 homestand with that win, and has won three straight series. The Tides' pitching has been outstanding this year, and Norfolk's 2.48 ... read more

At 13-16, is this just a slow start or glimpse into troubling future for Orioles?

On April 24, the Orioles fell to 7-10 and were three games under .500. Then they won five of six games, were 12-11 and won that series of home games that was moved on the road to St. Petersburg. It appeared the club had handled well the disruption to its schedule which even included an impressive win over Chicago's Jeff Samardzija in the no-attendance game. ... read more

O's game blog: It's Norris against Pineda in Yankee Stadium series finale

After hitting three homers and scoring six runs in a win over the Yankees on Saturday, the Orioles have a chance to even the four-game series today. But they'll have to get past right-hander Michael Pineda (4-0, 2.97 ERA). Pineda has pitched to an ERA of 1.27 over his last three starts for New York and leads the American League with a strikeout-to-walks ratio of ... read more

With or without big league help, Bowie Baysox are playing well

Two players on major league rehab assignments will play again tonight with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. Since J.J. Hardy and Ryan Flaherty showed up, the Baysox are 2-0, but they were playing good baseball even before they arrived. With last night's win, Bowie is now 15-10 and has moved to within one game of first place in its division of the Eastern League. The Baysox ... read more