Inbox: When will O's offense step up?

The Orioles are pitching, but they're not really hitting. Most importantly, however, these O's are winning. As Baltimore enjoys an off-day before heading to New York and Boston, let's dive into the latest Inbox questions.
Via Orioles.com
10 hours ago

Rays' misplays result in Little League home run for Orioles

Orioles fans know how much their team relies on home runs for offensive production, but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. In the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Rays, Baltimore right fielder Seth Smith hit a routine single to center fieldAt least it was routine until center fielder Kevin Kiermaier tried to snipe Ryan Flaherty at third, with his throw ending...
Via The Comeback
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Without everything clicking, the Orioles are playing .700 baseball - Steve Melewski

So here are a few things going on with the 2017 Baltimore Orioles. Their opening day starter Kevin Gausman has an ERA of 7.50. Right-hander Chris Tillman has been on the disabled list all year and closer Zach Britton has been on the DL the last 10 games. All-Star third ... Read More
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter on O's wild 5-4 win

The Orioles walked off on a walk in the 11th inning vs. the Rays.
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Flaherty on taking advantage of Rays' errors

Following Seth Smith's single, two errors by the Rays allowed both Ryan Flaherty and Smith to score.
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles celebrate Seth Smith's walk-off walk

Seth Smith talks about drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to give the Orioles a 5-4 win.
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees expect Didi Gregorius back ‘sometime in the next series’

A right shoulder injury landed New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius on the disabled list. At the time, he was said to be out the entire month of April.That timeline has held fairly true. According to Eric Boland of Newsday Sports, Gregorius will play Wednesday night in a rehab game and will join the Yankees “sometime in the next series,” which will be played against the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Trumbo on the struggling offense, Wade Miley on his outing - Steve Melewski

The Orioles were shutout tonight for the first time since Aug. 25, 2016 at Washington. Five pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Tampa Bay beat the Orioles, 2-0. It was the first time the O's were held to two hits since Sept. 12, 2016 at Boston. The Orioles have scored ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia: No rift in Red Sox clubhouse after Manny Machado incident

Dustin Pedroia appeared to take the side of an opposing player over one of his own teammates on Sunday, but the Boston Red Sox infielder insists the incident has not created any issues in the clubhouse.It all started last Friday, when Pedroia had to leave a game against the Baltimore Orioles because Manny Machado slid into him spikes-high and injured his ankle. Some felt the slide...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans go crazy over Orioles’ mystery dugout drink

During Monday’s game between the Orioles and Rays, a couple of Oriole players sent fans frantically to Google in search of the answer to a question many were asking.In the bottom of the seventh inning, Adam Jones broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run home run to give Baltimore the lead. Shortly after, cameras in the dugout caught Jones and Jonathan Schoop each drinking a beverage in a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes suspended, fined for throwing at Manny Machado

Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes made a decision to protect teammate Dustin Pedroia by throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado on Sunday. It’s going to cost him. It started on Friday when Machado took Pedroia out on a slide into second base. Leading 6-0 in the eighth inning on Sunday, Barnes got his apparent payback by throwing behind Machado. Both plays...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun Soo Kim on getting few starts and his first hit against a left-hander - Steve Melewski

Between the Orioles taking a look at Trey Mancini for a few games in left field and the club facing a pretty steady diet of left-handed starters, outfielder Hyun Soo Kim has started just 35 percent of the team's games. That should change some, beginning tonight. The Orioles face Tampa ... Read More
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedroia defends Machado after Red Sox player throws at him

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia appeared to take the side of Manny Machado on Sunday after one of Pedroia’s teammates seemingly threw at the Baltimore Orioles star intentionally.In the eighth inning of Sunday’s game, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch behind Machado and near his head. The ball actually hit Machado’s bat and resulted in a foul ball, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Bundy’s electric start propels Baltimore Orioles to 11-4 start

So far, the start of the young Major League Baseball season has not been what the Baltimore Orioles would have expected. Manny Machado, the team’s best player, has struggled from the plate and is only hitting .200 on the season. Mark Trumbo, the 2016 MLB home run leader, has only belted one long ball this year. Chris Davis only has four RBIs in 57 plate appearances and all-star...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dylan Bundy, Manny Machado lead Orioles past Red Sox 2-0

Dylan Bundy pitched 7.1 dazzling innings, accompanied by three double plays in the first three innings. Manny Machado hit a homer in the fifth inning and was also a part of a controversial slide that sent Dustin Pedroia to the clubhouse in a 2-0 Orioles win in the first game of the series.
Via YouTube
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caleb Joseph on the Maturation Process

Caleb Joseph is a classic example of a catcher whose value extends well beyond his raw stats. The 30-year-old Baltimore Orioles backstop isn’t much of a hitter, and while his defensive numbers are good — he’s an above-average pitch-framer and has a solid success rate throwing out runners — they’re by no means elite. More than anything, Joseph is a game-manager and a psychologist...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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