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Showalter on Bundy, the offense and a 3-1 loss

Dylan Bundy was perfect tonight for 5 1/3 innings. The outcome was flawed, but Bundy showed that he belonged in the rotation in the heat of a pennant race. The Orioles couldn’t cover for the two home runs Bundy surrendered in the sixth and fell to the Rockies 3-1 for only their second home series loss of the season. Bundy retired the first 16 batters, ... read more

Showalter ignoring trade rumors (O’s lose 3-1)

No matter how many names are leaked and reported in trade talks and rumors, Orioles manager Buck Showalter knows where to keep his focus. It never strays from the 25 players in his clubhouse. He’s been in this game for too long to do it any other way. Players don’t seem to be impacted by the speculation. Showalter would know if it became an issue. ... read more

Showalter on Davis: “I have a lot of confidence he’ll get it going”

The Blue Jays and Red Sox lost this afternoon. It’s your move, Orioles. A win tonight would give the Orioles a three-game lead over the Jays and a 3 ½-game lead over the Red Sox. Chris Davis continues to bat cleanup despite being hitless in his last 24 at-bats. He’s 9-for-66 (.136) this month with a double, three home runs, seven RBIs, 12 walks and ... read more

Early notes from Camden Yards

Not much in the way of news this afternoon at Camden Yards. The updates were also scarce. Vance Worley will be in the bullpen Thursday night, which makes him available to back up Ubaldo Jimenez in the event of an abbreviated start. Worley could get another start, but he’s shifting back into a relief role. One reason why the Orioles went with 13 pitchers was ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Rockies

Chris Davis, mired in an 0-for-24 slump, continues to bat from the cleanup spot tonight as the Orioles conclude their three-game interleague series against the Rockies. Hyun Soo Kim is batting second and playing left field. Nolan Reimold is batting ninth and playing right field, with Mark Trumbo serving as the designated hitter. The Orioles will try to avoid only their second home series loss ... read more

Questions with and without answers

Just how long do the Orioles intend to stay with 13 pitchers and what’s the motivation behind it? I’m seriously asking anyone who’s got inside information. Why should I do all the heavy lifting around here? I’m not getting any younger and my back flares up. I wouldn’t expect it to last long. And that’s what ... Nevermind, I’ve got it. The Orioles want to ... read more

Showalter on Tillman, Wilson, Davis and 6-3 loss

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed tonight that Ubaldo Jimenez will start Thursday night’s game in Minnesota. Tyler Wilson worked four perfect innings in relief of Chris Tillman in the Orioles’ 6-3 loss to the Rockies before 23,677 at Camden Yards. He won’t be available for at least a few days after throwing 40 pitches. Showalter had been leaning toward Jimenez as Thursday’s starter and made ... read more

More on Jimenez-Upton talks, Harvey surgery, Kim (O’s lose 6-3)

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette spoke with manager Buck Showalter on the field during batting practice, grabbed a cup of water in the dugout and headed back to his office. He paused only to say hello to reporters, who tried unsuccessfully to pry trade information from him. Duquette smiled, said he needed to get back to work and that he’s always trying to improve ... read more