O’s drop final series in Buffalo, finish season 25-35: Series Recap 9/25/20 – 9/27/20

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.

O’s take the field for the last time in 2020 in series finale against the Blue Jays: Lineups 9/27/20

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 last start as O’s look to bounce back in game 2: Lineup 9/26/20

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”

O’s finish up 2020 season with 3 against Toronto: Series Preview 9/25/20 – 9/27/20

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.

O’s make last visit to Fenway, drop 2 of 3: Series Recap 9/22/20 – 9/24/20

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.

O’s Begin Final Road Trip in Boston: Game One Lineups 9/22/20

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”

Victor Gonzalez named as trade piece in Miguel Castro deal; Shepherd released

As the trade deadline approached in August, the Orioles let go of a couple long-time Orioles in the bullpen. One of these players was Miguel Castro, who was sent to the New York Mets in exchange for pitcher Kevin Smith and a player to be named later.

O’s and Rays finish August series, follow with 4-game set: Series Preview & Game 1 Lineup 9/17/20 – 9/20/20

The Baby Birds kick off their final leg of the last home stand for 2020 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Thursday consists of a doubleheader, with game one finishing a series back from August 27, when that final game was postponed. This current series begins with game two of the doubleheader, consisting of four gamesContinue reading “O’s and Rays finish August series, follow with 4-game set: Series Preview & Game 1 Lineup 9/17/20 – 9/20/20”

Orioles swept by Yankees in 4 games: Series Recap 9/11/20 – 9/13/20

This series started a day late, as the rain forced the Orioles and Yankees into four games in three days. Coming into this series, the O’s trailed the Yankees for the Wild Card spot by just 1.5 games. After this series, however, that gap grew exponentially.

Orioles vs Mets lineups: 9/9/20

The Orioles come roaring into game two against the Mets following an 11 run night for the offense on Tuesday. Six batters had a multi hit game, the O’s hit four long balls, and Cedric Mullins was a HR shy of the cycle. Backed by a solid start by John Means, the Orioles continued theirContinue reading “Orioles vs Mets lineups: 9/9/20”

Orioles split series with Mets: Series Recap 9/8/20-9/9/20

NY state of mind, huh? The red hot Baltimore Orioles rode into Citi Field on Tuesday to begin a two game series against the Mets, which is part of an 11 game stretch against New York teams. The Birds got on the subway to Queens scorching hot having won their last 3 over the Yankees,Continue reading “Orioles split series with Mets: Series Recap 9/8/20-9/9/20”

Young O’s pitchers Kremer and Akin light up weekend series

Coming into the four-game series against the New York Yankees, the Orioles sat at 16-20 and had lost their last 18 to the Evil Empire. After trading away Mychal Givens, Miguel Castro and Tommy Milone, the Orioles pitching staff was looking much different.

Youngsters shine vs. Yankees; O’s take 3 of 4: Series Recap 9/4/20-9/6/20

The Baltimore Orioles entered this four-game set vs. the New York Yankees having lost their last 18 against the Evil Empire. Looking to turn things around, the Orioles also had a chance to be somewhat of a playoff spoiler for the Yankees. With the Rays comfortably ahead in the AL East, taking two, maybe threeContinue reading “Youngsters shine vs. Yankees; O’s take 3 of 4: Series Recap 9/4/20-9/6/20”

Dean Kremer called up for first start, O’s vs Yanks lineups: 9/6/2020

The Orioles and Yankees put an end to this four-game set today, with the Birds in a position to snag the series win. Following a beautiful starting outing by LHP Keegan Akin, another young Orioles prospect gets the bump today, as RHP Dean Kremer gets his first start in the major leagues!

Orioles lineup vs. Yankees for game 1: 9/4/2020

The New York Yankees are coming to town, looking to continue their win streak against the Orioles. With the Rays comfortably ahead of the Yankees in the AL East with a lead of five games, the Orioles certainly would pick a good time to end that losing streak today in game one of this doubleheader.

O’s split series with Sox: Series Recap 8/20-8/23

The struggling Baltimore Orioles hosted the Boston Red Sox for a four-game series starting on Thursday. Coming into this series having lost their last four and losing possession of third place in the A.L. East, the Orioles desperately needed some wins in this series.

Anthony Santander: O’s unlikely MVP

With many obstacles standing in the Orioles way in 2020, maybe none reached the heart of O’s fans quite as much as the news of Trey Mancini being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The 2019 Orioles MVP, losing Mancini was a dagger in the heart off and on the field. So, what happens whenContinue reading “Anthony Santander: O’s unlikely MVP”

Former Orioles Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce call it quits

Now into mid-April with no baseball seen in the near future, two former Orioles decided to hang up their cleats. Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce were short term residents here in Baltimore, but both assisted in playoff runs that we will never forget.

Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories

As we approach what would have been Opening Day 2020, we are forced to relish in memories of former Opening Days. For the Baltimore Orioles, there are many fond memories of Opening Day, and we at The Baltimore Battery have decided to show you our top 5 memories. 5. 1954: The Orioles first Opening DayContinue reading “Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories”

Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments

With coronavirus suspending spring training and pushing back Opening Day, it’s safe to say this is a very awkward situation for the Orioles. Inspired by these events, The Baltimore Battery has decided to talk about our top 5 most awkward moments ever in Orioles baseball! Without further ado, let the awkwardness begin! 5. Brian MatuszContinue reading “Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments”

Spring training suspended; Opening Day pushed back at least 2 weeks

Amid the frenzied madness caused by the recent rise of the Coronavirus, Major League Baseball has decided to suspend spring training. The league will also push back the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, as said earlier today by Commisioner Rob Manfred.

Former Orioles favorite Adam Jones heads to Japan

Throughout the long history of the Baltimore Orioles, few have had an impact on the team and community like Adam Jones had. After one season in Arizona in 2019 that followed an 11-year reign in Baltimore, the San Diego native has agreed to a two-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes.

Bundy shipped to Angels, O’s acquire 4 minor league pitchers

A day after sending Jonathan Villar to the Miami Marlins, the Orioles made another move this afternoon. This one is a splash, as Orioles GM Mike Elias sends Dylan Bundy to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for four minor league pitchers, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN

John Means named finalist for 2019 AL Rookie of the Year Award

When you think of a ninth round draft pick, you wouldn’t normally associate that pick with being a finalist for Rookie of the Year. Luckily for Oriole fans, we can do just that. John Means will add one more accolade to his fantastic rookie campaign.

Orioles claim infielder Pat Valaika off waivers; Four more clear waivers

The Baltimore Orioles made a couple roster moves today, including the pick up of infielder Pat Valaika from the Colorado Rockies. Along with that claim, pitchers Ryan Eades, Luis Ortiz, Josh Rogers, and Tanner Scott have cleared waivers and have been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Orioles FanFest canceled; No event to take place in 2020

Fan Fest was an annual occurrence here in downtown Baltimore, and it was known as one of the best ways for fans to personally connect with the Orioles players. Unfortunately, among the plethora of changes to the Orioles organization, Fan Fest will not return to Baltimore in 2020.

Prospect Profiles: No. 29 overall Brett Cumberland

Up next on Prospect Profiles is switch hitting catcher, 24-year-old Brett Cumberland. Cumberland is the No. 29 ranked prospect in the Orioles farm system, currently playing in Bowie with the Baysox. Cumberland, who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2016, was traded to Baltimore as a part of the Kevin Gausman Deal.

Orioles everywhere; 2019 playoffs are full of former Baltimore Oriole players

In the five year span that the Baltimore Orioles were among the leagues best in 2012-16, many players played a part in that success. Whether they were bred in the Orioles system, short lived free agent signings, or even just minor leaguers, many of those players have went on to find success with other teams.

Elias makes more cuts; Clark, Beyeler, and Wasdin won’t return to Orioles in 2020

With the offseason just starting for the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager Mike Elias has already been a busy man. It has been announced that assistant hitting coach Howie Clark, bullpen coach John Wasdin, and first base coach/outfield instructor Arnie Beyeler have been dismissed from their duties.