The Orioles will wrap up 2017 with plenty of questions surrounding their rotation, lineup and even front-office personnel, making ’18 an intriguing — and potentially game-changing — year for an organization that is nearing a crossroads. Here are five of the biggest questions for the O’s right now looking ahead to next spring.
In “The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record,” Baltimore-based journalist John Eisenberg compares and contrasts men who have become synonymous with reliability, consistency and dependability. Which, by itself, would be a solid piece of work.
Orioles right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is likely finished for the season because of a sore back.
Josh Bell went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in leading the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini surprised nearly everyone, including himself, with how quickly he adapted to playing left field this season. The rookie sensation will try to get better, going to work not long after this season ends with a three-game series starting on Friday against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
For teams out of contention, like the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles, the 2018 season is not far away. Meanwhile, the audition season is already here. Rookie right-hander Gabriel Ynoa (2-2, 3.4) will help raise his profile if his start against the Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park approaches the level of his previous […]
For all Andrew McCutchen has accomplished as the face of the Pirates’ franchise, he had never had a night like Tuesday. McCutchen hit his first career grand slam and homered again in the sixth, driving in a career-high eight runs — and earning two curtain calls — as the Pirates cruised to a 10-1 win […]
Kevin Gausman seemed to have it figured out, but baseball can fool you that way. The Baltimore Orioles right-hander, considered a major piece of the club’s pitching future, ended his season on the same sour note on which he started, figuring in most of the damage of a 10-1 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday […]
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When the Pirates and Orioles met earlier this season, both had designs on contending, or — at the very least — playing meaningful games in late September. But when they meet again at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday at PNC Park, both clubs will be mathematically eliminated from the postseason, playing out their 2017 slates […]
To evaluate what shortstop J.J. Hardy has done for the Baltimore Orioles, you have to go beyond the box scores. You have to look past Hardy’s sure glove, his place in the club’s all-time rankings — which has him second in homers among shortstops and third in RBIs and games played — and take an […]