Backlash in Birdland. Orioles fans are firing back at All Star Adam Jones for comments he made during a fan meet-and-greet.
If one was to judge Chris Davis’ season solely by comparing his current numbers to last year’s figures, it would appear as if the Baltimore Orioles slugger is performing miserably.
Some Orioles magic for one lucky family. The Orioles wives teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s “Women Build” project.
J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East.
Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and the Tampa Bay Rays jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
It’s been said the best officiating in sports goes unnoticed. That may be true on the field, but umpires for Major League Baseball may just do some of their best work off the diamond.
Although the Orioles do have somewhat of a stronghold on first place, the AL central is much closer than Baltimore’s division.
“It could still go either way,” said Todd. “The Royals have a game and half on them, and Detroit has the better roster and they could still pull away with the division. But their rotation is shallow now. They might lose a couple due to that and it could be the difference.”
During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time.
Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
“Davis has had a very up and down career,” said Szymborski. “He’s hitting .200 or less of late, and it’s not really sustainable.”
Though many in Baltimore are a bit panicked after Machado’s injury, Szymborski points out that every team has injuries, and many also have far worse scenarios as a road to the playoffs.
Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field.