While Baltimore’s 161 homers lead the majors by a comfortable margin, that power has overshadowed an outstanding run by the pitching staff.
The Orioles 5 man rotation of Tillman, Norris, Chen, Gausman and Gonzalez might only have one All-Star appearance among them right now, that would be Tillman last year, but they’re pitching like stars.
For much of the weekend, Baltimore didn’t look like a division leader or contender. They were ordinary Orioles. One inning salvaged them.
The Baltimore Orioles apparently drained all the big hits from their bats while having their way with St. Louis Cardinals in two straight blowouts.
Kevin Gausman (5-3, 3.70) takes the mound for Baltimore looking to build on Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
For much of the first half of the season, the Baltimore Orioles were selective and cautious with their use of rookie Kevin Gausman.
Machado and the Orioles figure to be in for another close encounter Wednesday night when they face 11-game winner Garrett Richards and the visiting Los Angeles Angels.
While they should be feeling confident with their AL Cy Young candidate on the mound, the Seattle Mariners are hoping a familiar face can provide a boost for their sluggish offense.
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?
Whatever the Orioles are thinking, they are going to make one and they need an upgrade. Miguel Gonzales has also been up in the air to trade from the Orioles. Although Britton has been doing well, neither him or Ryan Webb may not be the answer for the Oriole, pitching wise. Orioles should probably look into a left handed pitcher. Some names thrown out there: Mike Dunn, from Miami Marlins, and Brad Ziegler, from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Whatever it is, a lefty would be great but the O’s are not going to give up Gausman or Bundy.
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.
Against all logic, the Baltimore Orioles stand alone atop the AL East at the All-Star break for the first time since 1997.