Henderson, Brnovich, & more promoted, O’s farm system continues to push prospects through

The Baltimore Orioles have had a busy season sending the taxi and plane back-and-forth between minor league affiliates and the big leagues. This week was no different, as the minor league clubs saw some important transactions take place in the farm system.

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Orioles take on Astros at home for 3 games: Series Preview 6/21/21 – 6/23/21

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.

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O’s snap losing streak, drop series to Blue Jays: Series Recap 6/18/21 – 6/20/21

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.

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Extra Mayo, please! Coby Mayo that is…

The Baltimore Orioles 2020 Amature Draft is best known for current injured OF and second overall pick, Heston Kjerstad. The hype surrounding the young ball player, who has yet to play one single inning of professional baseball due to a viral infection, has left people wondering if he was a draft bust. That is still yet to be determined.

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O’s look to end losing streak against Blue Jays: Series Preview 6/18/21 – 6/20/21

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.

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O’s swept by Indians, lose 8 straight games: Series Recap 6/14/21 – 6/17/21

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.

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Grayson Rising

It’s a warm humid spring day. The towering body of a 6’5″, 21-year-old phenom stares down the batter in the batters box. It’s an 0-2 count, and before the bat can be lifted from the shoulder, a 100 mph fastball zips by, the bat swinging past it late, catching nothing but air. This has become the norm for minor league batters between Single and Double-A levels.

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Norfolk steady with the Tide, take 3 of 5 in Jacksonville: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Norfolk Tides came into the week looking to improve on their 10-17 record, walking away with three wins, two losses, and one postponement. With players up and down and in rehab assignments, it’s hard to maintain a consistent lineup, but the future is bright with younger talent coming through and the current roster growing and learning each day.

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O’s head to Cleveland to begin four-game set: Series Preview 6/14/21 – 6/17/21

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.

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Aberdeen IronBirds show rust, lose 5 of 6 against Bowling Green: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Aberdeen IronBirds started the week comfortably in first place in the Northern Division of the High-A East, but after a 1-5 week, they now are locked in a first place tie with the Hudson Valley Renegades at 20-14.

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Delmarva Shorebirds complete road trip with series win against Lynchburg: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds get yet another series victory, this time against the Lynchburg Hillcats and, well, the rain.

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Bowie Baysox win yet another series, move to 25-9: Weekly Recap 6/8/21 – 6/13/21

The Bowie Baysox continue to be the best team at the Double-A level, taking four of six games from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies this past week.

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No sunshine for O’s, as Rays sweep Baltimore in St. Pete: Series Recap 6/11/21 – 6/13/21

A three-game series against the top team in the American League was a litmus test to see where the Orioles stacked up against the best. Instead, the Tampa Bay Rays walked away with another sweep, leaving the O’s 0-6 on the season against the Rays and 20 games under .500 on the year.

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Orioles visit sunshine state to play division-leading Rays: Series Preview 6/11/21 – 6/13/21

Most people think of Florida, and they think of tropical warm weather. For Baltimore Fans we think of a date with our arch nemesis, the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Planeta: Small time to national spotlight

Most of America who swoon over reality television might find their favorite current show, ‘The Bachelorette’, starting off with some well placed, professional, and successful men. What most may not realize, outside some of the most die hard fans, is one of our very own former Baby Birds has made an appearance and advanced past the opening ceremony!

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O’s, Mets split two-game set in Baltimore: Series Recap 6/8/21 – 6/9/21

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!

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O’s future arms show heat

There was a time when starting pitching became synonymous with the Baltimore Orioles. Earl Weaver used to preach about good pitching, and the three-run homer would take you far.

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Mets visit Camden Yards for two-game set: Series Preview 6/8/21 – 6/9/21

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.

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Pondering “means” to end for Orioles’ downward trends

The skies in Baltimore were overcast on the Wednesday afternoon that was May 5, 2021. Even when it appeared the sun might break through, the clouds would quickly regain full control, and (to add insult to injury) occasionally spit down those annoying droplets of rain that windshield wipers seem unable to wipe.

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Ryan Mountcastle named A.L. Player of the Week

The Baltimore Orioles might be the worst team in the American League when it comes to record, but this 2021 team has some exciting players, including the American League Player of the Week, Ryan Mountcastle.

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Orioles host Indians for first time in 2021 game one lineups and Series Preview: 6/4/21-6/6/21

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 the positive momentum and gain some ground back that was lost during their 14-game losing streak.

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O’s end losing streak and win first home series this year Series Recap: 5/31/21-6/2/21

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, this time at Camden Yards. Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle are back at full strength after both were hit by pitches early last week. Both were missed dearly.

After an excruciating last couple of weeks, the Orioles bounced back in grand fashion, ending their 14-game losing streak while also picking up their first series win at home this year.

Let’s get right to it. Here is a breakdown of went happened this series!

Game 1:

For the first time since 5/20, baseball was played in Baltimore. On the mound for the Orioles was Jorge Lopez. Opposite of Lopez was Jose Berrios for the Twins.

Much like his last start, Jorge Lopez continued to improve on the mound and again tied his season high in innings pitched at six. Through these six innings, Lopez allowed just one run while striking out seven. Great start for Lopez!

The Twins got their only run off of Lopez in the third inning. Jorge Polanco grounded out on a fielders choice, scoring a run in the process. This run put the Twins ahead 1-0.

In the fifth inning, Ryan Mountcastle was able to get to Jose Berrios. Mountcastle launched a solo home run, his fifth on the year, and tied the game at one. This was one of only five hits Berrios allowed on the day. There were actually two hits on this play. Mountcastle hit the ball and then Rob Refsnyder hit the wall.

Not much else happened in this game, as Jose Berrios continued to shut down the Orioles offense on his way to an eight inning outing. For the Orioles, Cesar Valdez, Tanner Scott, and Paul Fry all pitched scoreless innings, striking out six between the three.

Yay, free baseball! This game remained tied and we headed to extra innings. With the Twins up first and a runner on second, Adam Plutko came into pitch. A groundout advanced the runner to third, then a wild pitch by Plutko scored the go-ahead run. Just for some insurance, Jorge Polanco then smashed a solo home run, extending the Twins lead to 3-1.

To make things exciting, DJ Stewart doubled to start off the 10th, scoring Maikel Franco. This made it a 3-2 game. Unfortunately, Orioles could not come back all the way and dropped their 14th straight game, this one by a score of 3-2. Adam Plutko took the loss and moved to 1-2 on the year.

The Baltimore Battery’s player of the Game is Jorge Lopez. Lopez was able to last six innings for the second straight start while keeping his team in a position to win that game.

Game 2:

The Orioles were set to kick off the month of June with Bruce Zimmermann on the mound. Zimmermann was coming off a good start in Chicago and hoped to help end the wretched losing streak. Through 5.1 innings, Zimmermann allowed just two runs off of six hits, which very much helped end the streak.

The Orioles got on the board first, something they have done quite often this year. Trey Mancini hit a single in the first that scored Cedric Mullins to go up 1-0.

Zimmermann allowed one of his two runs in the third. Kyle Garlick homered and tied this game at one.

In response, Trey Mancini hit his second RBI single of the day, again scoring Cedric Mullins. And the O’s wouldn’t stop there. Freddy Galvis scored Mancini on a RBI single of his own. DJ Stewart then knocked in a run on his groundout, and Ryan Mountcastle brought in the fourth run of the inning as a result of his tenth double on the year. This four run third inning catapulted the Orioles to a 5-1 lead.

Why not add some more? In the fourth, Pedro Severino decided to join the effort. He launched his second home run on the year, and launched is an understatement. This no-doubter extended the Orioles lead to 6-1.

The only other run Zimmermann let up came in the sixth, this one off the bat of Alex Kirilloff. This solo shot cut the Orioles lead to 6-2.

Maikel Franco is a fan of insurance, and he added just that in the sixth. Franco’s solo home run, his sixth on the year, extended the lead to 7-2.

The Twins would get two runs back in the seventh and eighth, however, it wasn’t enough. The Orioles won this game 7-4.

Bruce Zimmermann earned the win (3-3), Cole Sulser earned his first save on the season, and this victory finally ended the losing streak! Hallelujah!

The Baltimore Battery’s player of the Game is Trey Mancini. Mancini went 2-3 with two RBI, including his RBI single in the third that kick started the four run rally.

Game 3:

Entering this game, the Orioles were undefeated in the month of June. Ironically, the Orioles have won on April 1st, May 1st, and now June 1st. On the second of June, the momentum was apparent.

Matt Harvey got the start on short rest and survived pretty well. Through three innings, Harvey allowed just one run on two hits.

The one run came in the second inning when Ryan Jeffers went deep. This solo shot put the Twins ahead early, 1-0.

The Orioles would finally answer in the fourth. On a Maikel Franco groundout, DJ Stewart was able to cross the plate and tie the game at one.

In the fifth, the Orioles would add some more. With Freddy Galvis on, DJ Stewart got a hold of one, and the ball ended up on Eutaw street. This long ball gave the Orioles the lead at 3-1.

Ryan Mountcastle must have enjoyed sending a centerfielder into the wall, because he did it again. In the sixth, Mountcastle absolutely annihilated a ball that traveled 400 feet over the centerfield wall. This long ball was good for three RBI and extended the Orioles lead to 6-1. the Ol’ Earl Weaver special.

The Twins fought back in the eighth with two runs. A Ryan Jeffers triple scored one, then Jorge Polanco scored another on a sacrifice fly. This cut the Orioles lead in half to 6-3.

The story of this game was relief pitcher Tyler Wells. the Rule 5 kid allowed one hit right away, then finished three innings without allowing another. This effort earned him his first victory as he moves to 1-0 on the year, and the Orioles took this game 6-3.

The Baltimore Battery’s player of the Game is Tyler Wells. Wells’ three innings is the most he’s throwing in one game this year, and this outing allowed the Orioles to come away with their second straight victory.

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Shortstop prospect Joseph Ortiz promoted to Double-A Bowie

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.

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Orioles No. 2 prospect Grayson Rodriguez promoted to Double-A Bowie

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.

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O’s end road trip with four games against Chi Sox: Series Preview 5/27/21 – 5/30/21

Losers of the last nine, the Baltimore Orioles will see maybe their toughest opponent on this road trip yet, the Chicago White Sox.

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Orioles handed third straight sweep in Minnesota, lose 9 straight games: Series Recap 5/24/21 – 5/26/21

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.

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Tides take 1 of 6 from Jumbo Shrimp: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

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.

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Bowie takes 4 of 6 at Richmond, improves to 13-4 on season: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

The Bowie Baysox continue to be the best team in Double-A baseball, as they took four of six games from the Richmond Squirrels and improved to a 13-4 record on the year.

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Aberdeen splits series with Wilmington: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

The Aberdeen IronBirds split their six-game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks at three games a piece.

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O’s continue road trip with three-game set in Minnesota: Series Preview 5/24/21 – 5/26/21

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.

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Shorebirds take 4 of 6 from Mudcats, improve to 13-5 on season: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds won yet another series this season, taking four of six games against the Carolina Mudcats.

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O’s kick-off 10-game road trip with 3 against the Nats: Series Preview 5/21/21 – 5/23/21

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!

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O’s swept by Rays, head to DC for 3 against Nats: Series Recap 5/18/21 – 5/20/21

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.

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Rays come to OPACY for three games against O’s: Series Preview 5/18/21 – 5/20/21

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.

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Gunnar Henderson paves way into MLB Top-100 Prospect List

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 another future Oriole, and that’s shortstop Gunnar Henderson.

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Tides take one from Knights, continue early struggles: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

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.

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IronBirds split series with Renegades, improve to 8-4 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

The Aberdeen IronBirds finished another week of baseball, this time splitting a six-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades.

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Bowie sweeps Reading in 6, move to 9-2 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

The Bowie Baysox are on fire to start the 2021 season, as they completed the series sweep of the Reading Fightin Phils this past week, moving to 9-2 on the season.

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Delmarva sweeps Fredericksburg in 6, moves to 9-3 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds are absolutely on fire, as they swept the Fredericksburg Nationals in six games to ultimately move to 9-3 on the season.

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O’s avoid sweep of Yankees, take series finale: Series Recap 5/14/21 – 5/16/21

The Yankees came into Baltimore to reek havoc on the Birds, and they did just that. Well, in the first two games at least.

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O’s host Yankees for three-game set: Series Preview 5/14/21 – 5/16/21

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.

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Anthony Santander to join Double-A Bowie on rehab assignment

After suffering a high ankle sprain against the Miami Marlins April 20, Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander will join the Double-A Bowie Baysox tomorrow on his first rehab assignment since his injury.

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Mets sweep O’s in short set: Series Recap 5/11/21 – 5/12/21

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.

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O’s visit Citi Field for short set against Mets: Series Preview 5/11/21 – 5/12/21

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!

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O’s avoid being swept, take series finale from Red Sox: Series Recap 5/7/21 – 5/10/21

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.

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Tides lose 4 of 6 against Jacksonville in opening series: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The Norfolk Tides took a series loss in the opening week of the minor league season, taking two out of six games against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

The pitching was the main struggle in this series, as Norfolk was outscored 44 to 30. Although this was the case, there were a few notable appearances from Norfolk arms.

Manny Barreda threw four scoreless innings over two games out of the pen, striking out four. Marcos Diplán also pitched in two games, throwing 4.1 scoreless innings, while striking out five.

There were a few offensive sparks as well. Top-30 prospect Jahmai Jones hit a homer and drove in five, while fellow Top-30 prospect Tyler Nevin hit two long balls and drove in four.

The Orioles’ No. 8 overall prospect, Yusniel Díaz, also hit his first home run at the Triple-A level and drove in six.

Here are the final scores from the week:

Game 1: NOR 5, JAX 11
W: Eibner (1-0), L: Conner Greene (0-1)

Game 2: NOR 7, JAX 10
W: Madero (1-0), L: Rogers (0-1)

Game 3: NOR 1, JAX 7
W: Poteet (1-0), L: Watkins (0-1), SV: Guillen (1)

Game 4: NOR 5, JAX 3
W: Wade (1-0), L: Guilmet (0-1), SV: Barreda (1)

Game 5: NOR 5, JAX 4
W: Diplán (1-0), L: Eibner (1-1)

Game 6: NOR 7, JAX 9
W: Garrett (1-0), L: Wells (0-1), SV: Okert (1)

The Tides will head to Charlotte to play the Knights for six more beginning Tuesday night. You can catch every Tides game on MiLB.TV.

Shorebirds split opening series with Salem: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The Delmarva Shorebirds split their opening series of the 2021 season with the Salem Red Sox, after a week full of rain outs and doubleheaders.

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IronBirds take first series over Blue Rocks 5 games to 1: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

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.

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Baysox win first season series, take 3 of 5 against Altoona: Weekly Recap 5/4/21 – 5/9/21

The first full week of minor league baseball was kind to the Bowie Baysox, as they took the first series of the season from the Altoona Curve three games to two.

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O’s come home for four-game set with Red Sox: Series Preview 5/7/21 – 5/10/21

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.

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John Means business, & business is good

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.

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John Means throws first career no-no, Orioles take 2 out of 3 in Seattle: Series Recap 5/3/21 – 5/5/21

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.

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Orioles Minor League Lineups: Opening Day – 5/4/21

The minor leagues are officially back, and the Baby Birds are back in action at all levels tonight!

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Norfolk Tides announce 2021 roster

The Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Orioles, have officially announced their roster for the 2021 minor league season.

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Orioles pay visit to T-Mobile Park for 3 against Mariners: Series Preview 5/3/21 – 5/5/21

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.

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O’s take series against A’s in Oakland: Series Recap 4/30/21 – 5/2/21

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 the A.L.-West-leading Athletics.

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Bowie Baysox announce 2021 roster

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.

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O’s head to west coast for 3 games with the A’s: Series Preview 4/30/21 – 5/2/21

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.

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Delmarva Shorebirds announce 2021 roster

The Delmarva Shorebirds have announced their break camp roster as assigned by the Orioles. The roster features five Top-30 prospects, as well as four returning Shorebirds from the historic 2019 South Atlantic League Northern Division Champion first half title campaign.

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Orioles split four-game set with Yankees: Series Recap 4/26/21 – 4/29/21

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.

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O’s and Yanks begin four-game set from Camden Yards: Series Preview 4/26/21 – 4/29/21

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.

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O’s take final game, end A’s win streak: Series Recap 4/23/21 – 4/25/21

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.

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A’s visit O’s for three-game set: Series Preview 4/23/21 – 4/25/21

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.

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Oriole split two-game set with Marlins: Series Recap 4/21/21 – 4/22/21

The Orioles headed into Miami this week in search of their first back-to-back series wins of the season. Unfortunately, they were unable to win the series, instead splitting it one game a piece.

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Orioles visit Miami for short 2 games: Series Preview 4/20/21 – 4/21/21

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.

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Orioles win series against Texas, run short of sweep: Series Recap 4/16/21 – 4/18/21

The Orioles used some late game heroics to take the first two games of their first series at Globe Life Field, before dropping game three in 10 innings.

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O’s head to Texas for 3-game set: Series Preview 4/16/21 – 4/18-21

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.

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O’s drop three of four to Seattle: Series Recap 4/12/21 – 4/15/21

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.

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