Orioles salvage one against Yankees in season series finale: Series Recap 9/14/21 – 9/16/21

The final series against the Yankees was supposed to be dominated by New York. Unfortunately for the Yankees, they found out the Baltimore Orioles were a bit tougher than expected.

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Orioles wrap up season series with Yankees: Series Preview 9/14/21 – 9/16/21

For one final time, the Orioles and Yankees match-up here in 2021. With a chance to play spoiler once again, the O’s come into this series with not much to play for besides that.

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Is Ryan the real deal or, are we making a ‘Mountcastle’ out of a molehill?

Whenever a rookie player, in any sport, breaks out onto the scene, fans begin to ask two questions: Are they legit? Or are they a fluke?

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Gunnar Up: O’s top-5 prospect gets promotion to Double-A Bowie

In 2019, the Orioles’ big wave of the amateur draft was No. 1 overall selection and current No. 1 overall prospect, Adley Rutschman. Changing the spectrum for how the Orioles’ minor league system would be built, Rutschman became the face of the future.

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Davis Tavarez wins FCL Player of the Week honors

The Baltimore Orioles have spent the better part of three years rebuilding, and if there is one thing that they have shown, it’s that they have built a strong and talented minor league system.

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Red hot Blue Jays come to Camden Yards for 4 games: Series Preview 9/10/21 – 9/12/21

As the Blue Jays are nipping at the ankles of the Yankees for the second Wild Card spot, they come to Baltimore for four games against the Orioles.

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Orioles split series with Royals: Series Recap 9/6/21 – 9/9/21

The Orioles played the Royals in a four-game series and played to a split in one of the most interesting series of the year.

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One Mateo, Two Mateo, Three Mateo, Four

The Baltimore Orioles have been in the midst of a rebuild for three years now, and in that time they have worked on developing younger players from the very bottom on up, including growing the international market that added an $800 million state-of-the-art facility in the Dominican Republic.

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O’s call-up RHP Mike Baumann; MLB Pipelines No. 10 Orioles prospect

We will see a new, young face in Baltimore! A highly anticipated piece of the Orioles farm system is making his way to the majors, and that No. 10 overall prospect is right-handed pitcher, Mike Baumann.

The six-foot-four righty will soon make his major league debut for the Birds. Drafted by the Orioles in the third round back in 2017, Baumann is undeniably one of the highest-rated prospects in the Orioles system, who was brought in during the Dan Duquette era.

This promotion is certainly deserved. Across his minor league career, Baumann finished one single season with an ERA of over 3.17; he has a career 2.98 ERA to go along with a strikeout rate of 362 K’s in 367.2 IP. That’s just about one K per inning. That’s pretty good!

Baumann is known as a hard-throwing starter, who can fool a lot of hitters with his curveball. We have seen that throughout his minor league career, especially this past season. In 70 IP this year, he has 71 strikeouts. The only flaw he’s had all year is slight control issues, allowing 34 walks in those 70 innings.

His WHIP sits at a respectable 1.146 this year, to go along with a 9.0 K/9 and a 0.8 HR/9. Basically, he has been striking out nine batters for every home run he allows. That will be great to see in a park like Camden Yards!

This is a very exciting move for the Orioles, one fans have been waiting a while to see! I had the chance to watch Baumann start a game for Bowie back in May, and he was electric! His curveball had great hook, and he played that pitch off his fastball really well for a 25-year-old.

This move comes in response to the injury of Jorge López, who will be out on the I.L. for a period of time.

UPDATE: The O’s have made the following roster moves:

– Recalled RHP Mike Baumann from Triple-A Norfolk
– Selected the contract of RHP Manny Barreda from Triple-A Norfolk
– Optioned RHP Zack Burdi to Triple-A Norfolk

– Placed RHP Jorge López on the 10-day Injured List (right ankle sprain)
– Transferred RHP Hunter Harvey to the 60-day Injured List (right triceps strain)

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Orioles win 2 of 3 in Yankee Stadium: Series Recap 9/4/21 – 9/6/21

Ain’t the beer cold! It’s been a while since the Orioles delivered excitement like this! And even better, it comes at the expense of the New York Yankees!

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Orioles Minors Award Winners: August 2021

As the big league club starts to audition players for next year, there is some watch for present Orioles, who could be in the running for some hardware. Until the season ends, we will not know, but we will be hoping.

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O’s take final trip to Bronx for 3 against Yanks: Series Preview 9/3/21 – 9/5/21

For one last time this year, the Orioles play a series in Yankee Stadium. It’s historically a place the O’s suck in, yet this season has been a tad better. In six games played in the Bronx, the Orioles are 2-4. Still not good, but an improvement nonetheless.

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O’s take one game, drop series to Jays: Series Recap 8/30/21 – 9/1/21

The Orioles visited Rogers Centre for the first time since 2019 to face the Blue Jays. And during this series, the O’s did something they seldom do in that stadium, win a game.

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Orioles visit Blue Jays at Rogers Centre for first time since 2019: Series Preview 8/30/21 – 9/1/21

This August has been arguably the worst month in Orioles history. With two games left on the calendar this month, the Birds are currently 3-23. To make matters worse, the Orioles now travel to Rogers Centre, a stadium where they have been historically bad in recent years.

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O’s wrap up home stand with 3 against Rays: Series Preview 8/27/21 – 8/29/21

After coming off a beautiful series victory over the Angels, the Orioles now host the best the American League has to offer, the Tampa Bay Rays.

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O’s end losing streak by stifling Ohtani and Angels in series victory: Series Recap 8/24/21 – 8/26/21

Sweet victory; the losing streak is over! We’re not talking about it anymore! Instead, there’s a new streak in the air, and that’s a winning streak! It has been done before!

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O’s Top-5: Promotional Giveaways

We all enjoy going to the ballpark to watch a game. The cheering of our home team, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn, vendors up and down the rows. It’s such a different feel, emotion, and experience that is difficult to top!

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Orioles continue home stand with 3 games against Angels: Series Preview 8/24/21 – 8/26/21

This series is going to be a collection of familiar faces, mixed in with some new ones.

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Losing streak reaches 18 games after sweep by Braves: Series Recap 8/20/21 – 8/22/21

Three weeks; that’s how long it has been since the Orioles last won a game. Unlike the previous 15 games, these three losses to the Atlanta Braves were all close and games the Orioles could have won.

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O’s Top-5: Draft Busts

Over the course of a few seasons, fans like to monitor players taken by their favorite team in the annual MLB Draft. They clamor for them to succeed through the minor leagues and reach their big league club in no time, to which the fanfare would be enormous.

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O’s host Braves at Camden Yards for 3 games: Series Preview 8/20/21 – 8/22/21

The joy of baseball. The Orioles just finished up one series against the leader of the A.L. East, and now they get to see the leader of the N.L. East. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; whoever makes the schedules sucks.

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O’s losing streak reaches 15 after sweep from Rays: Series Recap 8/17/21 – 8/19/21

This 2021 season has certainly reached a new low. After this last series sweep to the hands of the AL-East-leading Rays, the Orioles have now dropped their last 15 games, all by multiple runs. This is a MLB record.

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O’s finish up road trip with 4 at Trop to face Rays: Series Preview 8/16/21 – 8/19/21

When you’re on an 11-game losing streak, the very last team you want to have to play is the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately for the Orioles, they must do this four times in the next four days.

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Orioles get swept again, 11th straight loss: Series Recap 8/13/21 – 8/15/21

Once again, I grace your phone, laptop, or any other smart device screen to tell you all that the Orioles have been swept again. This time, it was to the bats of the Boston Red Sox.

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O’s begin road trip in Boston for 3 games: Series Preview 8/13/21 – 8/15/21

So far in August, the Orioles have played 10 games. Of those 10 games, only one has been a victory. This next series against the Boston Red Sox gets no easier.

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O’s get swept by Tigers, head north to Boston: Series Recap 8/10/21 – 8/12/21

For the final time in 2021, the Orioles and Tigers met up for a series, this time from beautiful Camden Yards.

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Tigers come to visit OPACY for 3 games: Series Preview 8/10/21 – 8/12/21

The cheating manager, also known as AJ Hinch, and his quickly rebuilding Tigers are set to take on the Orioles for a three-game set from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards beginning tonight.

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O’s Jean Pinto wins Low-A East Pitcher of the Week

The Delmarva Shorebirds, the Low-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have been informed that right-handed pitcher Jean Pinto has been named Low-A East League Pitcher of the Week.

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O’s swept at home by red hot Rays: Series Recap 8/6/21 – 8/8/21

Ahh, this was quite a frustrating weekend of baseball. Despite the exciting Orioles Hall of Fame ceremonies, this series felt like a display of Hall of Shame play.

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Orioles host A.L.-East-leading Rays for 3: Series Preview 8/6/21 – 8/8/21

Happy weekend, Birdland! Our Orioles come back home following a frustrating three-game road trip in New York. Meeting the O’s in Baltimore will be the A.L.-East-leading Tampa Bay Rays.

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Orioles take one game from Yankees in Bronx: Series Recap 8/2/21 – 8/4/21

The Orioles headed to the home of the New York Yankees for a three-game set and ended up taking one in the Bronx.

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O’s prospect Michael Baumann named Double-A Northeast Pitcher of the Month

Yet again, another monthly award goes to a member of the Orioles organization!

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Orioles pay a visit to new look Yankees: Series Preview 8/2/21 – 8/4/21

It’s a new week, which also means it’s time for some more baseball! This series, the Orioles travel north to take on the Yankees!

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What tomorrow holds: A look at what could be the 2023 Baltimore Orioles: Part 2

Earlier last week, we looked at the potential starting lineup and rotation of the Baltimore Orioles in 2023, a time when we should see the new wave of talent that Mike Elias has been promising us.

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O’s, Tigers split series in Detroit: Series Recap 7/29/21 – 8/1/21

The Orioles headed into Detroit to face the Tigers, and, believe it or not, it was a battle of two teams playing fantastic baseball since the All-Star Break.

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O’s trade SS Freddy Galvis to Phillies for RHP Tyler Burch

In a day that everyone expected Paul Fry, Tanner Scott, and maybe Trey Mancini to be donning new colors, the big news of the day was Freddy Galvis getting traded to where he begin his career, the Philadelphia Phillies.

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O’s claim LHP Ryan Hartman off waivers from Houston

Shortly after the news of Shawn Armstrong being traded to Tampa Bay, Orioles GM Mike Elias stepped in to fill the open spot on the 40-man roster. This time, it’s a former Elias draft pick, LHP Ryan Hartman.

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O’s trade Shawn Armstrong to Rays for cash considerations

Wow, what a trade deadline we are seeing! Some of the biggest names and biggest teams have been all over the baseball media the last few days, and we have a few more hours left!

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O’s head to Detroit to play Tigers in four: Series Preview 7/29/21 – 8/1/21

Jonathan Schoop once called Baltimore home and gave the Orioles a steady presence at second base for years to come. Now, he once again will be across the diamond, as the former Oriole will be on the home team for the Motor City, Detroit Tigers, to open up a four-game set.

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“Neu” kid on the block: Robert Neustrom

We all know that the Orioles’ farm system is loaded with talent. Adley Rutschman and Grayson Rodriguez are at the top of the minor leagues. D.L. Hall and Jahmai Jones bring hope to the fan base. Even Kyle Stowers has shown amazing improvement this year.

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O’s host Marlins for two games: Series Preview 7/27/21 – 7/28/21

Time for some more inter-league play! A few days after essentially ending the Nationals’ playoff hopes, the Orioles are set to take on another NL East opponent, the Miami Marlins.

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Adley continues to rake, wins Double-A Northeast Player of the Week honors

When it comes to Adley Rutschman, Oriole fans are no longer surprised with accolades; it just makes us anxious for his arrival and makes us anticipate what he will do for our team in the years to come.

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Sweep, there it is! O’s take down Nats in three: Series Recap 7/23/21 – 7/25/21

With the Nationals’ season hanging in the balance, Washington came to visit the Orioles for a critical three games to see what direction they would be heading towards.

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What tomorrow holds: A look at what could be the 2023 Baltimore Orioles: Part 1

We all have heard the critics, and we have seen the record and standings. As fans, we are frustrated, impatient, and growing anxious in all ways. So with that in mind, the trade deadline is around the corner. And in a season with no playoffs in sight, let’s take a look at what our team will look like down the road! We will jump to 2023, just to have some fun!

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Battle of the Beltway Part 2, Nats come to Baltimore: Series Preview 7/23/21 – 7/25/21

It is time for part two of the 2021 MASN Bowl! The Nationals currently lead this Beltway Series, three games to none. This time in Baltimore, these two teams interlocked by their TV networks face off for three more.

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O’s rotation still in question

The Orioles came into the 2021 season with the knowledge of a rebuild still in progress. Our pitching was supposed to find a little bit of stability with John Means, Dean Kremer, and Keegan Akin covering three spots in the rotation, but what about the other spots?

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Orioles begin second half with series victory: Series Recap 7/16/21 – 7/18/21

Nothing can erase the nightmarish memories from the 2014 American League Championship Series. However, this series victory in Kansas City does taste a little sweeter. Also, it’s nice to start the second half off with a series win!

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What could happen come July 30

The Baltimore Orioles have had, well, let’s just say an unimpressive season to date. Currently on pace to win 56 games, it’s easy to say there more than likely won’t be a playoff chase this season.

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Orioles return from All-Star Break to face Royals: Series Preview 7/16/21 – 7/18/21

Hallelujah, Orioles baseball is back! After an extremely exciting All-Star period for Oriole fans, our team returns to work to take on the Kansas City Royals.

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Jonathan Bauer: Real Life Superman

In the blink of an eye, an ordinary day can become one that could change your life forever. No one expects it, and, most of all, no one knows how they would react in a particular instance. On May 2, 2021, Jonathan Bauer was about to find out how quickly that instance can come.

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Filling the Bird’s Nest: O’s rounds 2-10 selections

Mike Elias had a strategy laid out heading into the 2021 MLB Draft. He kept it close to the vest, and when approached about the matter, he told MASN this.

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Trey Mancini adds Home Run Derby to storybook 2021 season

Since 2010, four Orioles have participated in the Home Run Derby. Names you’d expect to see, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, and Mark Trumbo. For the first time since 2016, the Orioles again have a member of their team participating in the derby. Unlike the previous times, this appearance by Trey Mancini means so much more than a home run competition.

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O’s, Jays take game each in postponed 3-game set: Series Recap 7/6/21 – 7/8/21

With only two series left before the All-Star Break, the Blue Jays traveled to OPACY to start the first of these last two sets. It was the third meeting between the O’s and Jays in a month. I’ll tell you, I am a fan of the Blue Jays’ uniforms, but I’m tired of seeing them.

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O’s, Jays matchup for third series in month span: Series Preview 7/6/21 – 7/8/21

Since June 18, the Orioles and Blue Jays have spent a lot of time together, enough for seven games since that date. This Tuesday through Thursday, the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays make their way into Camden Yards for games eight, nine, and 10 on the season. Mind you, it’s not even the All-Star Break yet.

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Mundy, Bishop win O’s Minor League Players of the Month

The Baltimore Orioles have gone above and beyond since 2018 to find talent that would be worthy of building and filtering through their minor league system, with the ultimate goal to have a continuous pipeline from the lowest level to the highest.

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O’s get swept by Ohtani and Angels in three games: Series Recap 7/2/21 – 7/4/21

The Orioles traveled out to the West Coast to face the A.L. M.V.P. favorite, Shohei Ohtani, and the Los Angeles Angels. Us fans were kept up late, as the Angels won all three games in this series, two of them on walk-offs.

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Orioles claim RHP Shaun Anderson from Rangers, Wilkerson clears waivers

A few hours after the news of the Kelvin Gutierrez trade, Mike Elias added another player to the Orioles organization. This time, it was right-handed pitcher Shaun Anderson, and he was claimed off waivers, after being designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.

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Orioles get Kelvin Gutierrez from Royals in exchange for cash

To kick off this beautiful Saturday, Orioles general manager Mike Elias hit the phones. To add some infield depth to a lineup that is lacking it very badly, Elias went out and got a third baseman from the Kansas City Royals, and that’s Kelvin Gutierrez. All that was given up in this deal was some cash.

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Lord Mountcastle shining brightly in June, wins A.L. Rookie of the Month

The Baltimore Orioles are in the middle of a complete club rebuild from top to bottom. While the big league club is still growing, one thing that can be certain is that the O’s have a young star in the making in Ryan Mountcastle.

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O’s take on Ohtani & Angels in Anaheim: Series Preview 7/2/21 – 7/4/21

We hope you got your coffee brewing, Birdland! This will be a late weekend, as the Orioles travel out to California to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The Birds will get a good look at MLB’s ultimate phenom, Shohei Ohtani, but only from the batter’s box.

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O’s dominate in Houston, sweep Astros in 3 games: Series Recap 6/28/21 – 6/30/31

This one ought to be fun! Cedric Mullins and the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Minute Maid Park in Houston and dominated. After being outscored 26-3 in their last meet up a week ago, the Orioles turned around and one-upped the Astros this time around. Literally, the O’s scored 27 in this series!

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Well, Well, Wells, what do we have here?

The Rule 5 Draft is certainly a system that is far from fool proof. A team must gamble with losing a potential future star, while teams must also take the risk on these players, hoping they can pan out into stars, while they are forced to stay in the Major Leagues for a whole season (unless they’re sent back to their original team, of course).

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O’s, Astros meet again for 3 games: Series Preview 6/28/21 – 6/30/21

For the second time in two weeks, the Orioles are matched up against the powerhouse Houston Astros. In their last meeting, the Astros outscored the Orioles 26-3 in three games at Camden Yards. This time around, the Orioles will have a shot at Zack Greinke at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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O’s take 1, lose series against Jays

It’s the Battle of the Birds part two! The Orioles traveled up to the make shift home of the Toronto Blue Jays, currently playing in Buffalo, for a four-game series this past weekend.

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Are we there yet?

Baltimore Orioles fans experienced a return of magic to the Charmed City for a period of five years, from 2012-2017. There was Chris Davis crushing home runs, Chris Tillman defying sabremetrics, and a 20-year-old kid, who made playing third base as natural as Brooks Robinson made it look. There was a Division Title, two Wild Card births, and a fourth season where it took the final two weeks to finally eliminate the Birds from contention.

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O’s kick-off tough road trip against Jays: Series Preview 6/24/21 – 6/27/21

The last week for the Orioles has been a tough one. Unfortunately for the team and their fans, it only gets tougher. The Birds start off this road trip with three games in Buffalo against the Blue Jays, followed by three in Houston and three in Anaheim against the Angels.

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Orioles drop all three to Astros at home: Series Recap 6/21/21 – 6/23/21

Much like many series this year, this one against the Houston Astros will be one to forget. The Astros outscored the Orioles 26-3 in these three games, while the Orioles could only record 14 hits across the series.

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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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