When we hear the Baltimore Orioles mentioned in trade rumors, it’s usually about their pursuit of a starting pitcher. But are the pitchers mentioned really an upgrade?
Former Oriole and current MLB Network analyst Billy Ripken joined Glenn and Bob on Sports Rehab to talk about who the Orioles should add at the trade deadline and other things going on with 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.
Brittany Ghiroli joined Ed and Ken to give a west coast road trip update on the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles are in the midst of a 16-game stretch during which they’ll face the top three teams in the loaded AL West.
Against all logic, the Baltimore Orioles stand alone atop the AL East at the All-Star break for the first time since 1997.
As for newcomers to the Baysox’ roster, Kendall’s team will see a familiar face tomorrow night, as Bud Norris makes another start in the minors.
“We’re happy to have him, and hopefully it’s a step in the right direction to get him back up here the Orioles.”
Kendall also believes his own team will draw some positives out of Norris returning.
“There’s a good chance that Walker has played behind bud Norris in a spring training game, so there’s not that lack of familiarity, which is great,” Kendall said.
As you look at the Orioles roster, you have to question the depth of the starting pitching staff.
Bud Norris might have struggled against the Washington Nationals under any circumstance.
Kubatko, along with most other local media members, have begun to consider the Orioles not just legitimate playoff contenders, but AL East champions. “It’s there for the taking. You wonder if that makes them go for a bold move, or just stick with what they have,” Kubatko said.
Bud Norris (7-5, 3.62 ERA) takes on Doug Fister (7-2, 2.93 ERA). First pitch is 7:05pm in Washington.
Barring any rain outs the Orioles will play game 81 of the 2014 season Sunday afternoon when they close out this 4-game series with the Rays.