The AL East-leading Orioles (55-44) have a major league-best 122 home runs, and they’ve used the long ball and solid pitching to claim back-to-back 4-2 victories in the first two of this three-game set.
Casey Stern of the MLB radio network joined Glenn Younes and Bob Haynie to talk about the big trade rumors as the trade deadline approaches as well as his thoughts on the first place Baltimore Orioles.
After the homerun derby, there was not a huge change in the second half of the season, especially not for Adam Jones who has been shining for the Orioles recently. Machado is also getting back in the swing of things again. Davis is not the hitter who he was last year but when the O’s need him, he seems to come through. Unlike the Tampa Bay Rays who had less than 9% to make it to the post season, the Orioles have a 61% chance, that is pretty high for the O’s.
Baltimore’s All-Star CF blasted a pair of two-run homers as the Birds beat the L.A. Angels 4-2 in the first game of a three-game series.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Baltimore Orioles West Coast trips.
Two misplaced pitches to Adam Jones cost Los Angeles Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker in an otherwise dominant outing against the Baltimore Orioles.
Against all logic, the Baltimore Orioles stand alone atop the AL East at the All-Star break for the first time since 1997.
Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 4.20 ERA) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.22 ERA). First Pitch is at 7:05pm.
Gio Gonzalez (6-4, 3.52 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (8-3, 4.12 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05PM.
The 1st place Orioles once again are well represented at the All-Star game with the league high 3 players getting the bid to go in 2014.
At this time last week, I was writing about the Baltimore Orioles losing three of four games to the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards and how the 11-game home stand was not going as planned.
The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.