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.
Two of baseball’s top home run hitters meet for the first time as Nelson Cruz’s Baltimore Orioles take on Jose Abreu’s Chicago White Sox.
There were a few interesting nuggets that Steve points out from his interview with Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
Wei-Yin Chen hasn’t lost in over six weeks, and his latest performance was his best of the season.
Wei-Yin Chen turned in his finest performance of the season, yet there was reason to believe his masterful outing had something to do with the team he was facing — the struggling Boston Red Sox.
There once was a time when the Baltimore Orioles would be content with a moral victory. Although that is no longer the case for the AL East contenders, manager Buck Showalter knows a fine performance isn’t always rewarded with a win.
Buck Showalter said he’s open to going to a six-man rotation when left-hander Johan Santana becomes available.