To end this home stand, the Orioles get a chance to see the most controversial team in all of sports. The Houston Astros that were once helped built by the Orioles’ current GM, Mike Elias, come to town, and fans should expect a flurry of boo’s.
The Orioles had the chance to host the Blue Jays for the first time this season. After a very tough fought series, the O’s eventually dropped this three-game set, one that could be deemed as a home run derby for the Orioles.
Remember when we were all excited that the Orioles started out the month of June 5-2? Yeah, us too. Since then, it feels as if we have dealt with a whole season worth of woes, and in all reality, that isn’t wrong.
Another series down, another collection of woes for the Orioles. This four-game set in Cleveland was one any Oriole fan would love to forget.
The last time the Orioles played the Indians, the offense looked like they could beat the 1970 Orioles starting rotation with four 20-game winners. In the five games since that series, the Oriole offense has only put up 18 runs combined.
The NL East leading Mets came to visit Camden Yards for a mid-week two-game set that was split with one win by each team. In both games, the victor scored at least 10 runs, with the Mets scoring 14 in their win Wednesday night. These two games looked like football scores!
For the second time this season, the Mets and Orioles will face off in inter-league play. In the first two games this season, the Mets got the better of the Orioles, winning both of those games, one on a walk-off in the ninth inning.
Next on the calendar for the Orioles is a three game series against the Cleveland Indians over the weekend. Sitting at 30-24, the Indians hope to gain some ground on a 2.5 game gap between them and the AL Central leading White Sox. The Orioles, winners of their last two games, hope to ride theContinue reading “Orioles host Indians for first time in 2021 game one lineups and Series Preview: 6/4/21-6/6/21”
Finally, May has ended and the Orioles make their way back to Camden Yards. In the month of May, the Orioles went 5-23, which included their 14-game losing streak. As the saying goes, all good things come to an end. That also applies to bad things. The Orioles got another chance at the Twins, thisContinue reading “O’s end losing streak and win first home series this year Series Recap: 5/31/21-6/2/21”
A day after the announcement that Grayson Rodriguez would make the jump from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie, it has been announced that another member of that IronBirds team will join him. This time it is shortstop prospect Joseph Ortiz, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko.
The Orioles were set to face the Chicago White Sox for game two of this four-game series Friday night. However, Mother Nature had other plans.
Finally, some good news! In an appearance on 105.7 The Fan Friday morning, Orioles GM Mike Elias announced that Grayson Rodriguez, the organization’s No. 2 prospect, will make the jump from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie for his next start.
Losers of the last nine, the Baltimore Orioles will see maybe their toughest opponent on this road trip yet, the Chicago White Sox.
The Orioles headed into this three-game series tied for the league’s worst record with the team they were set to face, the Minnesota Twins. Now, the O’s officially have the worst record in the majors.
In another week of Minor League Baseball, the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, hosted a six-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. With a record of 3-9 entering this series, the Tides had a lot of ground to make up.
At 17-29, the Orioles are tied for the worst record in MLB. The team they’re tied with, The Minnesota Twins, are hosting the Orioles for a three-game set.
The Orioles are fresh off a sweep from the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, who came through Baltimore like a monsoon. The Rays put up 30 runs in that series, and the task gets no smaller against the Washington Nationals in this three-game series!
Finally, the Orioles played someone in the A.L. East other than the Red Sox or Yankees. The Tampa Bay Rays came to town for a three-game set, their first three meetings this season.
For the first time in 2021, after 39 games, the Orioles face off against an A.L. East opponent that’s not named the Yankees or Red Sox. That team: the Tampa Bay Rays.
The MLB Top-100 Prospect List by MLB Pipeline is ever changing. To start the 2021 season, the Orioles had four players on that list; No. 2 Adley Rutschman, No. 21 Grayson Rodriguez, No. 56 Heston Kjerstad, and No. 57 DL Hall. Now after two weeks into the minor league season, the list now features anotherContinue reading “Gunnar Henderson paves way into MLB Top-100 Prospect List”
After another week of play, the Orioles Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, drop their record to 3-9. In six games against the Charlotte Knights, affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Tides were able to come away with just one win and are still at the bottom of the Triple-A East Division.
The Aberdeen IronBirds finished another week of baseball, this time splitting a six-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Once again, the New York Yankees are back to pay a visit to beautiful Camden Yards. After this three-game series, the Orioles and Yankees will have met 10 times and will not meet again until August. So far, the season series is 4-3 in favor of the Yankees.
The Orioles paid a visit to beautiful Citi Field in New York, as the O’s and Mets took part in a short two-game interleague series, one that featured a fantastic pitcher’s duel in game one and the return of “The Dark Knight” to his old stomping grounds in game two.
Following a series loss at home to the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles travel to Citi Field to take on the New York Mets in a short two-game series. Luckily for the O’s, Mets ace and the best pitcher in baseball, Jacob deGrom, is not set to pitch. Phew!
The Orioles had a chance to break even after a successful road trip. However, the Boston Red Sox and their A.L.-East-leading record stood in the way in this four-game home stand for the Birds.
The Aberdeen IronBirds kicked off their 2021 season on May 4, 2021, their first game since September 2, 2019. Then a part of the shortened season NY-Pen League, the IronBirds now are the Orioles’ Single-A affiliate and feature a plethora of what could be future studs in their roster.
The Orioles, winners of four of their last six, travel back home after a road trip out in California and Washington to play the rival Boston Red Sox for four.
Ask any amount of random baseball fans to name one thing about the Baltimore Orioles as a team and organization. From a good amount of those fans, you’ll hear about the organizations woes when it comes to starting pitchers over the last few decades.
Oh, it has been a long time coming for this. Minor League Baseball is being played for the first time since September of 2019!
The Orioles finished up their road trip in Seattle, besting a good hitting team in two out of three games. The starting pitching was great, and it ended with a historic outing, one that will be remembered forever by all Oriole fans, especially John Means.
The Orioles continue their road trip out west, following an impressive series win against a very good Oakland Athletics team. Now with three games against the Mariners next on the schedule, the Orioles have a good chance to make this a very successful road trip.
In what was a hard fought series, the Orioles came away with a series win against the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles visited the Coliseum in Oakland, a stadium in which the O’s historically play under par. This weekend, however, the Orioles were ready to play and were able to steal a series victory from theContinue reading “O’s take series against A’s in Oakland: Series Recap 4/30/21 – 5/2/21”
The time has finally come! Our minor league teams are gearing up for their 2021 season, the first since 2019. The Double-A affiliate for the Orioles, the Bowie Baysox, are featuring some of the O’s top prospect on their roster to start the season.
Following a series split against the Yankees, the Orioles begin their next road trip by heading out to Oakland to play a three-game set against the A’s.
The Yankees came to visit Camden Yards for the first time this season, and it was a hard fought series for the O’s, who came away with two separate one-run victories in this set.
The Orioles are set to host four more games before a weeklong road trip, all four against the New York Yankees. The O’s are riding some momentum, as they just snapped the Oakland A’s 13-game win streak following a 8-1 victory on Sunday.
The Orioles had their hands full this weekend, as the red hot Oakland Athletics made a trip to Camden Yards. The A’s entered this series on an 11-game win streak, while the O’s looked to snap a six-game losing streak to the A’s.
Coming to Camden Yards next are the red hot Oakland Athletics. The Orioles will have their hands full in this series, as they face off against the hottest team in the American League.
The Orioles flew into Miami for a two-game series, following a series win against the Rangers. Despite the offense not being the best, the pitching was phenomenal. In this series, an offense that picks up production for a pitching staff that was great in the last series should bring another series win.
For the first time, the Baltimore Orioles are making a trip to Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. This will be a three-game series that will feature Jorge López on the mound in game one, undecided for game two, and John Means in game three.
The Orioles were slated to finish off the first home stand of the season with a four-game set against the Mariners. Due to Mother Nature, all four games of this series were played as two sets of seven-inning doubleheaders, as Monday and Wednesday’s games were both postponed.
The season is still young. However, after 11 games, we can begin to assess players and their early production.
The Orioles are slated off to finish their first home stand of the season with a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
The Orioles made their return to Camden Yards after a six-game road trip, and for the first time since 2019, it was in front of fans. After dropping two out of three to the Yankees, our Orioles looked to bounce back against the Red Sox. Unfortunately, that did not happen.
The Orioles avoided the sweep in the Bronx with a wild extra-inning finish to complete the first road trip of the year, thus bringing the team home for the home opener this afternoon!
After an opening series sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles headed south for a showdown with Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.
After a clean sweep in Boston, the Orioles head to the Bronx for a three-game set against “The Evil Empire”, the New York Yankees.
There’s no better way to start a season than with a series sweep on the road. For the first time since 2017, the Orioles did just that, taking all three games of this first series over the Red Sox at Fenway.
It is finally here! Opening Day is here! We hope all you fans are as excited as we are here at The Baltimore Battery. But before we can kick off the season, we must bring our first series preview of the new season!
Earlier this week, the Orioles announced its three newest members of the team’s Hall of Fame. These inductees are former outfielder Mike Devereaux, former shortstop JJ Hardy, and former radio commentator Joe Angel.
Since his hiring in 2018, Mike Elias has constantly loaded the Orioles farm system, mostly as returns from trades he has pulled off. Our No. 17 overall prospect is another one of those reruns; left-handed pitcher Kevin Smith.
The Orioles have officially announced that the organization plans to develop a new state-of-the-art training facility in the Dominican Republic!
The sun is shining, the days are longer, and baseball is near! Our Orioles are continuing to prepare for the upcoming 2021 season, and I am back to continue delivering some exciting news and updates! This is Monday Thoughts!
Orioles legend Nick Markakis has officially announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. No. 21 will forever be remembered in Birdland, and he’ll always be Mr. Consistency!
Finally, the news we have all been waiting for! There will be fans in Baltimore in 2021! According to The Baltimore Sun, OPACY will operate at 25% capacity, allowing about 11,000 fans in attendance to start the season!
O’, happy Monday! Our favorite day of the week is back, and so is Monday Thoughts on The Baltimore Battery. The Orioles have their first of two off days this spring, creating a perfect time for some O’s talk!
With the minor league season on the horizon, the Orioles have announced their coaching rosters for each of their minor league teams!
Throughout the history of the Baltimore Orioles, many managers have come and gone. Some forgotten, some never. One that will never be forgotten is “Mr. Baseball”, Joe Altobelli.
The Orioles are set to see their division rivals, the New York Yankees, for the first time this spring. In a showdown of starting pitchers, who will be seeing each other again, John Means and Jordan Montgomery take the hill against each other this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL.
Another outfielder? Really? Believe it or not, the Orioles have a nice outfielder brewing in their system, who is just about ready to see some major league time in 2021. This kid is named Ryan McKenna, and he’s up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles series!
Alas, it is finally here! Spring training has begun, and this will be the final Monday Thoughts article before exhibition games start this Sunday!
Along with the rest of the Orioles affiliate teams, the Bowie Baysox finally released their 2021 schedule.
Finally, it is here! The 2021 schedule for the Orioles has been released. This 2021 season kicks off in Boston with a 2:10p.m. EST game Thursday, April 1.
Happy Monday! We are back on Monday Thoughts, this time less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota for spring training!
As an ongoing story over the last month, Anthony Santander and the Orioles were set for an arbitration case to determine the right fielder’s value for 2021. The Orioles won this case and will pay Santander $2.1 million, a mere $375,000 less than his asking price.
We are back again on Prospect Profiles, this time highlighting one of the newer Baby Birds, 19-year-old third baseman Coby Mayo.
In the later hours of the night, Mike Elias acquired an old Oriole who is in the later hours of his career. At 36 years old, Wade LeBlanc was signed backed to the Orioles on a minor league deal worth around $700,000.
Since his arrival, Mike Elias has been all about replenishing the farm system here in Baltimore. In order to do that, trading away some pieces that don’t fit the plan is necessary, and 33-year-old Alex Cobb is the next guy on Elias’ list to go, as he is heading to the Angels. In exchange, theContinue reading “Mike Elias snags Angels’ 7th overall prospect in Alex Cobb trade”
According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, shortstop Richie Martin will undergo surgery on a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.
Ron Johnson, the winningest manager in Norfolk Tides history, has died due to complications from COVID-19. Johnson was 64 years old.
Welcome back to The Baltimore Battery’s Monday Thoughts column! in the past week a whole bunch has happen within the Orioles organization, and I am here today to break all of that down for you guys! Without further ado, let’s get right into it 1. MASN is severely cut down due to budget cuts UndoubtedlyContinue reading “Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 2”
A day after the announcement that long-time Orioles commentator Jim Hunter would not return, another bomb has been dropped on Oriole fans. According to an article in The Athletic, the Orioles have cut ties with a majority of the MASN crew, including the pre and post game shows.
Long-time Orioles announcer Jim Hunter will not have his contract renewed, ending a 24-year career with the O’s.
Hello, Birdland! The Baltimore Battery’s Monday Thoughts column is back! Going into the 2021 season, we will deliver weekly news and updates, as well as insight on what we think the Orioles should be doing on and off the field. Basically, anything that interests us, we’ll talk about it!
The Orioles and Trey Mancini have agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.75 million in order to avoid arbitration, according to the Orioles official twitter account.
Not too often do you get to see a home grown kid play for his very own home ball club, yet Branden Kline had that miraculous opportunity in 2019. However, at age 25, relief pitcher Branden Kline has decided to hang up the glove and call it a career The Frederick, MD native that isContinue reading “Fredrick native, Branden Kline retires at age 25”
Mike Elias and the Orioles filled their last coaching staff vacancy this past week, bringing in former Cleveland third base coach, Tony Mansolino, to continue the job in Baltimore.
Mike Elias and the Orioles have kept themselves busy so far this offseason, now adding four more players to minor league deals. Let’s dive right in!
Mike Elias added some veteran depth to the bullpen this morning, signing 34-year-old LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract.
Orioles fans knew going into today that Mike Elias would make at least one selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, but the organization decided to select four young right-handed pitchers and a catcher this year.
All of 2020, a monumental cloud that was looming over the heads of Oriole fans was the inevitable loss of the Orioles High-A team, the Frederick Keys. Unfortunately, that cloud just rained on us.
Pedro Severino and the Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal that will avoid arbitration for the young catcher.
The Orioles made a few minor moves on Thanksgiving Eve. These moves consisted of designating RHP Thomas Eshelman for assignment and picking up infielder/outfielder Chris Shaw off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
The 2020 MLB season was one we have never experienced before, and as fans and players alike, we hope it’s one we never see again. However, baseball was still played, and here at The Baltimore Battery, we have come to give readers an extensive breakdown of the 2020 season. This edition is the position playerContinue reading “Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 1 – Position Player Breakdown”
The Angelos family has been a staple in Baltimore for many years. The family’s patriarch, Peter Angelos, has been running the Orioles since he bought them in 1993.
With Doug Brocail out of Baltimore, one of the big holes to be filled was the pitching coach position. Many fans wondered if the Elias crew would decide to look outside of the organization. However, it is clear Elias knew exactly who he wanted for the job.
Of the many surprises that the Orioles had in 2020, the dominance of one José Iglesias was surely the top of that list.
The Orioles front office has been busy so far in the new off-season, adding another player today. Yolmer Sánchez, formerly known as Carlos Sánchez, has been claimed off waivers after being let go by the Chicago White Sox.
With the off-season now upon us, the last string to the 2020 season is player awards. Although we know no Oriole player will be in the discussion for MVP, CY Young, or ROY, one of our guys has found a spot as a finalist for the All-MLB team.
As one of the first moves in the Orioles offseason, the Birds have decided to re-sign outfielder Stevie Wilkerson to a minor league deal, that also included an spring training invite. The only position player to ever record a save in a major league game, Wilkerson returns to a very overstuffed minor league outfield. MoreContinue reading “O’s re-sign Stevie Wilkerson to minor league deal”
Just days after the end of the 2020 season that saw the Baltimore Orioles finish with an impressive 25-35 record, the club announced coaches José Flores and Doug Brocail will not return to the team next year.
There you have it folks. The 2020 season has come an end for the Baltimore Orioles. After finishing much better than anyone expected, we all can be happy at the things accomplished by the Orioles this season.
After all the baseball world has been through in 2020, the final day of the season has finally come. A season finale many didn’t think would actually happen due to corona. Yet here we are as the Orioles are set to finish up the 2020 season in Buffalo against the Blue Jays. The Orioles haveContinue reading “O’s take the field for the last time in 2020 in series finale against the Blue Jays: Lineups 9/27/20”
John Means gets to see the mound one more time this season, after turning things around in the second half of 2020. Means is 2-0 with a no decision in his last three starts. In those games, he has only allowed three runs and has pitched 17.2 innings, a big difference from the start ofContinue reading “John Means gets last start as O’s look to bounce back in game 2: Lineup 9/26/20”
Now time for the final weekend of the season, the O’s have one more chance at the Blue Jays, as well as a chance at a 25-win season. At 24-33, the Birds will finish this season with more wins than anyone expected.
Going into Fenway for the last series against the Red Sox, both teams are out of playoff contention. More or less, this series was about securing fourth place, or if you are a part of the tank train, hoping to gain a better draft spot by losing this series.
At 23-31, the Baltimore Orioles travel to Fenway Park for the last time in 2020. In a battle of the two non playoff teams in the AL East, the Orioles have a chance to come out as 25 game winners with three games left. That would be better than most fans would have expected. SomeContinue reading “O’s Begin Final Road Trip in Boston: Game One Lineups 9/22/20”
With the end of the 2020 season quickly approaching in the rear view mirror, the Baltimore Orioles take to the road one last time to put an end to this chaotic season.
Following a solid series win against the Atlanta Braves, the Orioles were slated to finish the 2020 home season with five games against the deadly and poetic Tampa Bay Rays.