If you are a contending team, all series at this point in the season are big ones. For the Baltimore Orioles, that is certainly the case for this week.
Mild-mannered Manny Machado felt he let his team down by losing his temper. Instead, the second-year third baseman’s first career ejection might have been the spark the Baltimore Orioles needed.
I remember as a kid I would watch the Baltimore Orioles mashers like Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken destroy opposing pitchers en route to Cooperstown.
Mark Reynolds is happy, and so are the Baltimore Orioles.
Well, I said to look out for some fireworks during the Orioles-Blue Jays series. Unfortunately, for Baltimore, they were the exposed to the hottest team in baseball.
CASEY STERN ON THE ORIOLES AND INSTANT REPLAY
Things have turned sour for the Birds, who have lost five in a row and seven of nine. So this week’s 6-4-3 will try and stay positive.
THE NEED FOR MORE INSTANT REPLAY
Zach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-hander J.C. Romero from the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Carlos Rojas.
Veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro, who pitched in Baltimore’s organization this season, will have surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday.
Jim Johnson somehow saved the Baltimore Orioles from what could have been a discouraging loss. The All-Star closer yielded one run in Cleveland’s three-run ninth inning before striking out Asdrubal Cabrera with two Indians on base to close out a 4-3 win Sunday.