After Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen put together another dominant performance Friday against Seattle, his thoughts were with his family and friends thousands of miles away in his native Taiwan.
A pair of trades have the Seattle Mariners aiming for the postseason, while the Baltimore Orioles hope one move bolstered their chances for the AL East title.
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?
The Baltimore Orioles’ offense is sputtering, and that can’t be very comforting to Wei-Yin Chen.
Against all logic, the Baltimore Orioles stand alone atop the AL East at the All-Star break for the first time since 1997.
As you look at the Orioles roster, you have to question the depth of the starting pitching staff.
Steve Pearce homered and scored twice to help Wei-Yin Chen earn his ninth victory, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Thursday night for their eighth win in 10 games.
Gio Gonzalez (6-4, 3.52 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (8-3, 4.12 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05PM.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter is running out of adjectives to describe how much Steve Pearce has meant to the Orioles this season.
Yu Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (7-3, 4.19 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05PM.
Wei-Yin Chen had plenty of time in the dugout to think about what went wrong against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Chen yielded three home runs during the shortest outing of his big league career, and the early deficit proved too much for the Baltimore Orioles to overcome in a 5-4 defeat Saturday.
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.