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O’s game blog: The final homestand begins

After going 2-2 at Detroit in a one-series road trip, the Orioles are back at Oriole Park tonight. They host Toronto in Game 1 of a three-game series and six-game homestand to wrap up the 2019 home season. The Orioles (49-101) have 12 games remaining. They are 3-3 over the last six games but 4-11 in September. They are 21-46 versus the American League East ... read more

Two O’s are Baseball America classification All-Stars

Two Orioles minor league pitchers were named classification All-Stars by Baseball America. The publication names All-Star teams for each classification - Triple-A, Double-A and so on down the line. That involves three leagues in each classification in most cases and Baseball America selected six pitchers - five starters and one reliever for each team. Double-A Bowie lefty Zac Lowther was named a Double-A classification All-Star. ... read more

O’s game blog: The series finale in Detroit

The Orioles (49-100) have won two of three in Detroit (44-104) and the clubs conclude their series this afternoon at Comerica Park. It will complete a one-series road trip for the Orioles before they return home on Tuesday night. Baltimore will have 12 games left after this series - six at home versus Toronto and Seattle and six on the road at Toronto and Boston. ... read more

A coach says goodbye, and some improved pitching stats

When Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias confirmed recently that 14 members of the O’s player development department will not be returning next year, it was a tough day. But Elias needs to be able to bring in his own people, and he said that change is needed to improve the Orioles. The moves are hard but not totally unexpected. He inherited ... read more

O’s game blog: Time to regroup in Detroit

Well, at least the Orioles don’t have to wait long to try and erase the taste of last night’s loss in Detroit. The quick Saturday night to Sunday afternoon turnaround puts the O’s back on the field today about 13 hours after last night’s defeat. The Orioles lost 8-4 to the Tigers in 12 innings on a walk-off grand slam by John Hicks. In the ... read more

The manager who had his eyes on Anthony Santander in 2016

During the 2016 season, a young outfielder for the Single-A Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League had a huge season. Over 128 games he hit .290/.368/.494 with 42 doubles, 20 homers, 90 runs and 95 RBIs. He led the league in doubles and extra-base hits and was third in homers and RBIs. He was really good in games against the Orioles’ Single-A Frederick Keys team ... read more

O’s game blog: Looking for two in a row in Detroit

The Orioles (48-99) beat the Tigers 6-2 last night to open a four-game series that continues tonight at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The Orioles are 2-1 the last three games, but 3-10 over the past 13. With that win they improved to 14-34 in series-opening games. Right-hander Aaron Brooks got the win, allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings. Trey Mancini’s RBI single in the first ... read more

Double-A Bowie’s season ends in Game 4 loss in Eastern League final

BOWIE, Md. - When the long grind of a professional baseball season ends it can be abrupt and jarring. There can be sadness that it ended and about how it ended. The Double-A Bowie Baysox players, staff and fans, no doubt, felt some of that last night. On a cool night at Prince George’s Stadium, some of the magic we saw from the Baysox during ... read more