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As Bruce Zimmermann arrives, add another young arm to rotation

The Orioles’ improving rotation will see another young starter get his chance tonight. Left-hander Bruce Zimmermann, an Ellicott City product who grew up rooting for the Orioles, will get the start in Game 2 of the doubleheader with Tampa Bay. That is after another young pitcher, right-hander Dean Kremer, starts Game 1. And after another young pitcher, homegrown lefty Keegan Akin, threw five scoreless last ... read more

What would expanded playoffs in 2021 mean for O’s, plus other notes

It was not a big surprise when we learned this week that Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has designs on making this year’s expanded 16-team playoffs permanent. The reasons for this would start with a big one: money. Extra dollars are clearly generated and that benefits both players and owners. This also will allow for pennant races to include more teams. In 2019 we ... read more

Keegan Akin delivers latest strong start for the Orioles

So much for a first-inning knockout. Orioles lefty Keegan Akin bounced back tonight in a big way from his early exit Friday night at Yankee Stadium. He set a career high with nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings and picked up his first career win as the Orioles beat Atlanta 5-1 to win the three-game series. It was the latest strong outing by Akin and ... read more

O’s game blog: The series finale with Atlanta

The Orioles wrap up their series with the first-place Atlanta Braves tonight at Oriole Park. They crushed the Braves 14-1 on Monday but had just four hits in last night’s 5-1 loss. So the series will be decided in the rubber game matchup tonight. The Orioles (21-27) have lost six of their last seven games. In five of their past six games they have scored ... read more

How the O’s teach English as a second language to young Latin players

When the Orioles sign a young international prospect at 16 from the Dominican Republic or Venezuela, they surely dream of a day when that player will be on their major league team. Maybe even become a star player on a team that can win the World Series. But these Latin American players must travel a long road before any of that can happen, and that ... read more

O’s game blog: O’s host Braves as series continues

After being swept in New York, the Orioles began their last homestand of the 2020 season in impressive fashion last night. They produced a season-high 14 runs and their biggest win margin of this year, beating Atlanta, 14-1. In the first five innings the top four in the O’s order - Cedric Mullins, José Iglesias, DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle - went a combined 11-for-15 ... read more

O’s used season-high five homegrown players in lineup last night

The Orioles’ 14-1 romp over the first-place Atlanta Braves last night had a distinct homegrown flavor. In Cedric Mullins, DJ Stewart, Ryan Mountcastle, Chance Sisco and Austin Hays, the Orioles had five homegrown players in their starting lineup. That was the most of any game this season. The five helped the club produce a season high in runs as they combined for nine hits, including ... read more

Another look at the most lopsided win of the 2020 season

It was stunning, surprising, unexpected. All of that and maybe more. The Orioles scored three runs over four games at Yankee Stadium and then they scored nine in the last of the third last night. And it was against the first-place Atlanta Braves. The Orioles won via a 14-1 blowout, producing more runs than they have in any game this year, and their biggest margin ... read more