Chris Davis: “I thought it was a cheap move” (plus Machado quotes)

For the second time in this series with Boston, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was surrounded by reporters at his locker. There were no questions about how the Orioles lost 6-2 today to the Red Sox. The topic was the 90 mph pitch that right-hander Matt Barnes threw high and tight in his direction in the eighth inning. It led to Barnes’ ejection from the ... read more

Sox hit two early homers, Machado nearly beaned in series finale

As today’s game began, the Boston Red Sox ranked last in the majors with eight homers, and Baltimore Orioles pitchers were on a roll. They had allowed just three runs over their past 42 innings. That all changed, and fast. Within a span of eight pitches to start the game, Boston had four runs and had hit two homers off Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman. The ... read more

O’s game blog: Orioles try for a sweep of the Red Sox

Whether it’s been Dylan Bundy, Wade Miley, Alec Asher, Jayson Aquino or even Ubaldo JimĂ©nez, the Orioles have gotten some strong starting pitching for most of this season. But with just one quality start to his credit (the rest of the staff has nine), right-hander guKevin Gausman (1-1, 7.23 ERA) will try to join the party today as the Orioles look for a three-game sweep ... read more

Jonathan Schoop on homering off a 58 mph pitch

With Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, we might be seeing the continuation of a player maturing and getting better before our eyes. He did something pretty impressive last night, hitting a nearly 400-foot homer off a pitch that was recorded at just 58.4 mph. You won’t see a batter hit off one much slower this year. Not only did he have to generate the power ... read more

Caleb Joseph on Jayson Aquino, plus impressive pitching stats

The Orioles still are not scoring many runs, but they continue to get outstanding starting pitching and they continue to win. Last night’s 4-2 victory over Boston gives them a major league best 12-4 record. They have won four games in a row by a combined 10-3 score. They are 5-0-1 in series for the season. They are 6-1 at home. They are 10-3 versus ... read more

Jayson Aquino gets first major league win as O’s top Boston (quotes added)

The latest Orioles starting pitcher to shine was a 24-year-old left-hander from the Dominican Republic that was acquired from St. Louis last April for cash considerations. And left-hander Jayson Aquino was making just his fourth major league appearance and first as a starter. But save for allowing a two-run homer, he was strong tonight as the Orioles beat Boston 4-2 in front of 35,457 at ... read more

O’s game blog: Jayson Aquino makes first major league start

Proving that baseball can be hard - or even nearly impossible to predict - we can go back to the third inning Tuesday night when the Cincinnati Reds led the Orioles 9-3. Since that inning, O’s pitchers have allowed one run over 33 innings. They blanked the Reds over the last five innings of Tuesday’s game and pitched a shutout the next night. Then they ... read more

Britton on Brach: “He’s been doing that for a while now”

Orioles right-hander Brad Brach has basically pitched a one-hitter this season. After recording three saves on a total of 33 pitches over the last three games, he has now pitched nine innings for the season. He has not allowed a run and given up one hit with three walks and 12 strikeouts. American League hitters are batting .037 (1-for-27) versus Brach. You don’t have to ... read more