Mancini’s four hits can’t prevent 13th sweep (updated)

An uncomfortable streak for Trey Mancini finally ended tonight. A strange, inexplicable, coincidental streak that left him shaking his head and searching for the humor in it. Like the bashing on Twitter about how he isn’t clutch. A guy who’s the overwhelming favorite to be voted Most Valuable Oriole had made the final out in three consecutive games. He’s been swinging a red-hot bat, going ... read more

Harvey on being shut down and his relief role (O’s down 8-4)

Hunter Harvey understands why the Orioles shut him down for the rest of the month. Why he’s going to watch instead of pitch. Doesn’t mean he has to like it. “It stinks,” he said this afternoon, “but I know their reasoning and, all in all, I think it’s been a good year, so I’m happy with it.” Harvey has pitched only once since Sept. 2 ... read more

Mountcastle, Baumann, Rodriguez among Orioles award winners

Ryan Mountcastle didn’t squeeze onto the Orioles’ expanded roster this month. However, he’s going to be at Camden Yards this weekend. His name won’t be in the lineup, but it’s etched with the past recipients of the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award. Mountcastle has been chosen as the organization’s top position player and will be honored in an on-field ceremony before ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays

Left-hander Ty Blach cleared waivers today and has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles designated Blach for assignment Monday after claiming pitcher Eric Hanhold off waivers from the Mets. Blach was 1-3 with an 11.32 ERA and 2.18 ERA in five starts and opponents posted a .356 average against him. Tonight’s lineup includes Mark Trumbo as the designated hitter and Austin Wynns catching. Austin ... read more

Notes on Cobb, Givens, Harvey, rotation and minors

The contact that manager Brandon Hyde has maintained with Alex Cobb is confined to the daily medical reports that reach his desk. The ones that, Hyde says, show how the veteran starter is “recovering well.” Cobb underwent two procedures over the summer that kept him in Nashville, Tenn. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd repaired a tear in the labrum that ended Cobb’s season after ... read more

Castro surrenders slam to Grichuk in 11-10 loss (Harvey shut down)

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde bumped back Dylan Bundy in the rotation to provide a little extra rest as the season moved into the third week of September. A sound plan, except that Bundy threw 31 pitches tonight in the first inning and 20 more in the second. A heavy load threatening to cancel out the benefits of a slightly fresher arm. Bundy pushed through five ... read more

Updates on Williams, Trumbo, Núñez and rotation (O’s up 8-5)

Mason Williams is unable to put much weight on his left leg today after slamming into the fence last night at full speed while chasing Cavan Biggio’s triple in front of the bullpen area. Williams said today that he didn’t sustain a concussion, but the knee is wrapped and he has a deep bruise that brings uncertainty to his availability over the last 11 games. ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays

Stevie Wilkerson is starting at second base tonight against the Blue Jays. The Orioles have Trey Mancini at first base and Anthony Santander in right field. Austin Hays is in center field. DJ Stewart is the designated hitter. Dwight Smith Jr. is in left. Dylan Bundy has allowed three runs in 12 innings this season in his two starts against the Blue Jays. He owns ... read more