Trumbo’s take: Veteran opines on his season and more

Mark Trumbo will get deserved criticism for having a sub-par season. His power numbers fell off big time from his 2016 season. In a recent interview, Trumbo took the time to analyze his own season and look at some other aspects from his second season with the Orioles. Trumbo hit .256/.316/.533 last year with 27 doubles, a triple, 47 homers, 108 RBIs and an OPS ... read more

Honoring Hardy, Sisco’s first start, Scott’s second game and more

It is not often when a player gets a standing ovation that players in the dugouts join in. But that happened for Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy yesterday when he came to bat in the bottom of the first inning. It was a pretty special moment at Camden Yards. “I did notice that,” Hardy said. “It was special. Those are guys that I played against for ... read more

J.J. Hardy hits go-ahead homer as O’s win home finale (with quotes)

On a day that seems likely to be his final one playing as an Oriole at Camden Yards, shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead homer as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 to complete their home season. Hardy got a standing ovation, including applause from players on both teams, and waved to the crowd before he batted in the bottom of the first. ... read more

O’s game blog: Chris Tillman pitches home finale today

We have reached the time for the final home game of the 2017 Orioles season. The Orioles host Tampa Bay this afternoon to end a four-game series and wrap up the home schedule. The Orioles are 1-2 in this series and 45-35 at home for the year. They fell to 74-82 with a loss last night, were officially eliminated from playoff contention and assured to ... read more

The official ending of a playoff run, plus more from minor league award winners

The Orioles’ playoff hopes for 2017 were dashed a while ago. But it became official last night that they will not make the postseason. It had looked in the last few days like a losing season was in the offing for the Orioles. That became official last night as well. Double dagger. With their 9-6 loss to Tampa Bay, the Orioles are 74-82 with six ... read more

O’s offense quiet until the ninth in loss to Rays (quotes added)

Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson gave the Orioles a quality start. But an offense that has been in a slumber for most of September was dormant again for most of tonight. The Orioles were held to five hits through eight innings and lost to Tampa Bay 9-6 in front of 42,802 at Camden Yards. The loss guarantees that the Orioles will have a losing season for the ... read more

O’s game blog : Hellickson on the mound against Tampa Bay

After winning 3-1 over Tampa Bay on Thursday and losing 8-3 last night, the Orioles host the Rays tonight in Game 3 of the final home series of the year. At 74-81 with seven games to play, the only thing standing between the Orioles and finishing this season with a losing record is one more loss. Anything short of a 7-0 finish will ensure that. ... read more

Some quotes from the minor league awards press conference

The Orioles are honoring their minor league award winners before the game tonight at Camden Yards. The awards are being presented by Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, director of minor league operations Kent Qualls and Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop. The winners are:* Brooks Robinson Player of the Year: Austin Hays (SIngle-A Frederick/Double-A Bowie)* Jim Palmer Pitcher of the Year: Alex ... read more