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O’s game blog: The series finale in the Bronx

Will Renato Núñez and Trey Mancini lead the Orioles to a win today in the series finale against the New York Yankees? They’ll be facing a Yankees pitcher who has struggled recently and one they have hit very well this year. Lefty J.A. Happ (9-7, 5.48 ERA) gets the start for the Yankees. Over his past two starts he has allowed 10 runs in 10 ... read more

As rotation continues to struggle, what will it look like next year?

The readers of this blog are starting to beat the drum already. The Orioles, they say, need to sign some starting pitching for 2020 to avoid a repeat of the pitching we’ve seen in 2019. OK, that sounds reasonable. But here is the issue: To get real quality with a track record of success, they probably need to offer a free agent a multi-year contract. ... read more

O’s game blog: Looking to end a losing streak against Yankees

The Orioles (39-80) play game No. 120 tonight as they try to snap a 14-game losing streak to the New York Yankees. New York swept Monday’s day-night doubleheader by 8-5 and 11-8 scores, scoring 19 runs and hitting seven home runs. In going 15-2 this season against the Orioles, New York has scored 137 runs (8.1 per game) and hit 59 homers (3.5 per game). ... read more

Aberdeen’s no-hitter and a few O’s notes

The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds have the best team ERA in the 14-team New York-Penn League. Their strong pitching perhaps was never more evident than last night, when three pitchers combined on the first no-hitter in team history. Right-hander Jake Lyons got the start and went the first five innings on 61 pitches at Vermont, with one walk and five strikeouts. Right-hander James Ryan pitched ... read more

O’s game blog: Looking for a doubleheader split

The Orioles will try to break a 13-game losing streak to the New York Yankees in the night portion of today’s day-night doubleheader. The Yankees beat the Orioles 8-5 earlier today and are 14-2 against the Orioles for the season. Gabriel Ynoa took the loss in Game 1, allowing seven hits and seven runs over six innings and 95 pitches. He falls to 1-7 with ... read more

O’s game blog: The series in the Bronx begins

Coming off their first walk-off win of the 2019 season, the Orioles begin a seven-game road trip today by playing a day-night doubleheader at New York. They will play the Yankees at 1:05 and 7:05 p.m. It is the beginning of a three-day, four-game series in the Bronx, where the Orioles are 2-3 this year. They went 0-10 in Baltimore against the Yankees. The Orioles ... read more

Bowie manager Buck Britton talks Baysox season in radio interview

When the Double-A Bowie Baysox started this year going 7-23, no one would have predicted they would regroup to produce such a stellar record. But they have. They are 57-31 since that point with a very strong rotation, some solid position players and a couple of veteran coaches to help young manager Buck Britton. Buck, 33, is the older brother of former Oriole Zack Britton. ... read more

Walk-off win: Rio Ruiz wins it in the last of the ninth

With one swing it went from disheartening loss to walk-off win. Rio Ruiz hit a two-run homer to right with two outs in the last of the ninth off Houston closer Roberto Osuna and the Orioles stunned the Astros 8-7 at Oriole Park. The Birds had seen Houston score three in the ninth to lead 7-5. But the O’s scored three in the home half ... read more