Wrapping up 11-4 loss with Showalter, Jimenez, Wieters and Worley

CLEVELAND - What’s next for Ubaldo Jimenez? The question hangs in the air like the dark clouds that spread across Progressive Field by the middle innings in the Orioles’ 11-4 loss to the Indians. Jimenez was charged with six runs (three earned) and five hits in 1 2/3 innings, with three walks and a strikeout. The Indians stole four bases off him. Going back to ... read more

Jimenez done after only 1 2/3 innings (O’s lose 11-4)

CLEVELAND - It’s always a bad sign for a team when the bullpen begins to stir in the first inning. Vance Worley was warming for the Orioles today in the bottom of the first as the Indians batted around and took a 4-0 lead. He was pitching with two outs in the second, also a disturbing sign. Ubaldo Jimenez turned in his shortest outing since ... read more

Showalter on Kim, Gallardo and Machado

CLEVELAND - Hyun Soo Kim walked into the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field today and again found his name in the lineup once bench coach John Russell posted it in the hallway. That’s four starts in a row for Kim, who begins tonight batting .410/.489/.487 in 15 games. He was hitless last night, but he took a pitch off his foot and twice made solid ... read more

Gallardo starting rehab assignment next week in Frederick

CLEVELAND - Yovani Gallardo will take a work day following this morning’s simulated game and most likely start for Single-A Frederick in Thursday’s doubleheader. The only way Gallardo fails to make his start for the Keys is if his shoulder doesn’t respond favorably to the bullpen session. Otherwise, he’s ready to begin an injury rehab assignment. The Orioles are hoping to get Gallardo up to ... read more

Janish’s scouting report on Gallardo’s simulated game

CLEVELAND - Yovani Gallardo threw a three-inning simulated game this morning at Progressive Field that consisted of 45 pitches, allowing him to get up and down as if making a regular start. I’ll pass along Gallardo’s quotes later, but you can safely assume that he was pleased with how his shoulder responded. He was encouraged by the late breaking on his pitches. It was a ... read more

Orioles and Indians lineups

CLEVELAND - Adam Jones is leading off for the Orioles again, with Hyun Soo Kim batting second. Mark Trumbo is tied with Todd Frazier and Yoenis Cespedes for the major league lead in home runs with 15. Chris Davis has 30 game-winning RBIs in the last three seasons. Only four other players in the American League have 30-plus RBIs in that period: Josh Donaldson (40), ... read more

Does the outfield remain intact today?

CLEVELAND - Care to take a stab at predicting the Orioles lineup this afternoon? Adam Jones could remain atop the order after collecting two hits last night. The outfield corners again could be handled by Hyun Soo Kim and Nolan Reimold. Kim has made three consecutive starts. Manager Buck Showalter is looking for any combination that works at the plate and still works in the ... read more

Wrapping up a 6-4 win with Showalter, Bundy, Trumbo and Wright

CLEVELAND - The Orioles struck out six times tonight. Fewer whiffs and a win. Adam Jones collected three hits from atop the order, Manny Machado went 4-for-5 and Dylan Bundy earned his first major league victory in a 6-4 win over the Indians at Progressive Field. Bundy tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings after relieving starter Mike Wright with two outs in the fifth. Brad Brach ... read more