Orioles set to play White Sox from the South Side: Series Preview 6/23/22 – 6/26/22

The Baltimore Orioles wrapped up a 3-2 home stand and now head to the Windy City to face the Chicago White Sox in a series of vastly different teams on the 2022 season.

The White Sox, who were expected to compete for a division title, have been beaten by injuries that have seen their team struggle to play .500 ball. As they slowly are getting healthy, they still have a chance to turn things around and still find themselves in thick of a division race, only 4.5 games back.

For the Orioles, they are starting to show grit and talent in their rebuild and have started turning heads with their competitiveness over the last couple months. The Orioles reached the 30-win plateau after 68 games this season, compared to taking 92 games to accomplish that feat last year.

Separated by 3.5 games between each other, this is a series that means a lot to both teams, even if the baseball world doesn’t see the significance of this four-game match-up.

The Orioles will look to end their losing streak against the Southsiders. The last time the Birds beat the White Sox was May 1, 2019, in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Orioles’ lineup will face Johnny Cueto, Michael Kopech, Lance Lynn and Dylan Cease across the four games, so they will have their task cut out for them. Baltimore will counter with Dean Kremer, Kyle Bradish and Jordan Lyles, with Saturday still yet to have a starter announced.

❌-Factor:

This brings us to The Baltimore Battery ❌-Factor for the series: the O’s starting pitching.

The O’s bullpen has shown its moxy all year long, as they have the seventh best ERA in the majors this season. However, the starting pitching has been a question mark since surprising the league in April.

Lyles and Wells have been pretty consistent at keeping the O’s in ball games and assuring our team doesn’t have a difficult mountain to climb. Kremer has pitched well since his return to the rotation, which has been a huge upside for the team.

The most important thing for our starters to do is to keep the ChiSox from scoring early and limit the walks, which puts extra runners on base. If they keep the walks down and keep Chicago from scoring early, we will have the inside edge on this series.

The first game is tonight, in which Dean Kremer (1-1, 2.35 ERA) will toe the rubber against Johnny Cueto (1-3, 2.95 ERA). First pitch is at 8:10 p.m. EST.

Roster Moves:

As reported by numerous sources earlier this afternoon, the Orioles have traded infielder Pat Dorrian to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations.

Dorrian, 25, was acquired by the O’s in 2019 as a part of the Yefry Ramirez trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit just .161/.256/.269 with three homers and 15 RBIs for Triple-A Norfolk this season.

Game 1 Starting Lineup:

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Baysox come back to soggy earth with 11-inning loss

One of the highlights of a bounceback week for Bowie was an extra-inning win Friday, involving a four-run comeback and another three-run comeback.

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Battle of Beltway kicks off in Baltimore: Series Preview 6/21/22 – 6/22/22

The first leg of the “Beltway Series” this season between the Orioles and Nationals begins Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

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SAL North First Half Champ IronBirds continue to fly high

The Aberdeen IronBirds had a week full of triumph.

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Orioles win second straight series against Rays: Series Recap 6/17/22 – 6/19/22

Over Father’s Day weekend, the Baltimore Orioles came back home to face the Tampa Bay Rays, in what was sure to be an exciting AL East matchup.

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O’s host Rays for 3 games at OPACY: Series Preview 6/17/22 – 6/19/22

The Orioles travel back home after their eight-game road trip to face off with another AL East opponent. Over their last eight games on the road, the O’s split the trip 4-4.

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Orioles split 4-game series with Blue Jays: Series Recaps 6/13/22 – 6/16/22

Over the last four days, the Baltimore Orioles fought neck and neck with the very talented Toronto Blue Jays. Despite a game one meltdown, the Birds evenly matched the Blue Jays in all aspects.

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O’s designate Lowther, claim Araúz from Boston

Zac Lowther is a left-handed pitcher that many fans had watched develop into what looked like a top notch starter for the coming years in Birdland.

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Baysox rebound from 5-game skid, play 2 tonight: Weekly Recap 6/7/22 – 6/12/22

The Bowie Baysox returned home with a splash Tuesday night, beating the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 9-0, at Prince George’s Stadium.

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New faces join Shorebirds, drop 4 of 5 to Fayetteville: Weekly Recap 6/7/22 – 6/12/22

Over this past week, the Delmarva Shorebirds matched up with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, an affiliate of the Houston Astros, as they would drop four out of five games.

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Aberdeen takes series against Brooklyn: Weekly Recap 6/7/22 – 6/12/22

So far, the first half of the season has gone as well as it can for the Aberdeen IronBirds.

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Tides rise against Nashville: Weekly Recap 6/7/22 – 6/12/22

The Norfolk Tides saw their squad lose Richie Martin and Tyler Nevin to the bigs and ended the week with news of Kyle Stowers ready to make his MLB debut.

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Orioles, Blue Jays finally meet for 4 games: Series Preview 6/13/22 – 6/16/22

So far in 2022, the Orioles have played 24 games against AL East opponents. Zero of those 24 games have been against the Toronto Blue Jays, until now.

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O’s, Royals split series from Kauffman Stadium: Series Recap 6/9/22 – 6/12/22

Looking to start this road trip on a high note, the Orioles came to Kansas City to take on the Royals, who were in the midst of their hottest four-game stretch of the year.

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O’s begin road trip with 4 games in Kansas City: Series Preview 6/9/22 – 6/12/22

The Orioles will play four games against the Kansas City Royals from Kauffman Stadium starting Thursday to begin an eight-game road trip.

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O’s top prospects Westburg, Henderson moving up to Triple-A

Being a Baltimore Orioles fan has come with some frustration over the past couple years.

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Shorebirds get back on track, take 5 of 6 from Nationals: Weekly Recap 5/17/22 – 5/22/22

The Delmarva Shorebirds had a fiery week, taking five of six games from the Fredericksburg Nationals.

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Tides slay Knights in near sweep: Weekly Recap 5/17/22 – 5/22/22

The Norfolk Tides came into their series against the Charlotte Knights needing to get things back on track and regain their form that would make them one of the most exciting teams in the minors.

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Prospects receive promotions in big minor league day for O’s

There were a few names within the Orioles organization that everyone knew deserved promotions. As of today, a few of those names received the call that we were hoping for.

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Orioles meet Yankees for 3 in Bronx: Series Preview 5/23/22 – 5/25/22

The Baltimore Orioles are headed up the Eastern Seaboard to New York to face the Yankees for a three-game set in the Bronx.

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Usual power sources come through in series Bowie would rather forget: Weekly Recap 5/17/22 – 5/22/22

A recap of the week that was in Bowie baseball fits a pattern again today.

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Aberdeen loses first series of season to Rome: Weekly Recap 5/17/22 – 5/22/22

The Aberdeen IronBirds started the week without a series loss on the year, sporting the best record not only in SAL but across the entire minor leagues.

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Scrappy O’s walk-off Rays twice in series win: Series Recap 5/20/22 – 5/22/22

The Tampa Bay Rays were in town for a three-game set, and if you wanted fireworks, surprises and the unexpected, this was the series to be at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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No. 1 prospect Adley Rutschman gets call to majors; Bemboom designated for assignment

Ladies and gentleman, the day we have all been waiting for has arrived.

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Orioles host Rays for hot weekend set: Series Preview 5/20/22 – 5/22/22

Following an exciting walk-off victory to avoid a sweep, the Baltimore Orioles now host another AL East opponent, this time the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Vespi, Gillaspie finally get call, will debut with O’s

Among the plethora of players in the Orioles’ minor league system who have made a statement this year, it’s possible none of them have been of the magnitude of Nick Vespi, a left-handed reliever for the Norfolk Tides.

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Shorebirds’ wings fall off against Red Sox with 1-5 effort: Weekly Recap 5/10/22 – 5/15/22

Following a series split last week, where the Shorebirds’ offense was either on fire or non-existent, they came up with only the latter this week, completely not existing.

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O’s return home to host red hot Yankees: Series Preview 5/16/22 – 5/19/22

After an abysmal three games in Detroit, the Baltimore Orioles travel back to Camden Yards to take on the red hot New York Yankees.

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Tides’ struggles continue against Redbirds: Weekly Recap 5/10/22 – 5/15/22

To say the Norfolk Tides are struggling at 15-21 does not tell the full story. The struggles have turned into a nightmare that won’t seem to end.

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IronBirds continue to fly high, nearly sweep Renegades: Weekly Recap 5/10/22 – 5/15/22

The Aberdeen IronBirds have been on fire to say the least. After 31 games into the season, the IronBirds find themselves sitting all alone in first place at 24-7 in the South Atlantic League North.

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Bowie escapes the unfriendly confines of Reading: Weekly Recap 5/10/22 – 5/15/22

Welcome to an overview of Bowie’s trip to Reading, Pennsylvania, to face the Fightin Phils, but don’t blink. Reading time – two minutes.

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O’s visit old friend in Detroit for 3 at Comerica: Series Preview 5/13/22 – 5/15/22

Coming off a glorious series victory in St. Louis, the Baltimore Orioles look to continue their surprisingly good play in Comerica Park against old friend Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers.

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O’s take series over Cardinals in first trip to Busch Stadium III: Series Recap 5/10/22 – 5/12/22

In the stadium’s 16-year existence, the Baltimore Orioles have never lost a series played in Busch Stadium III.

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O’s name Prieto & Watson Minor League Players of the Month

The Orioles have spent the last four seasons in a rebuild that has started from the bottom on up.

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O’s kick-off short road trip with 3 in St. Louis: Series Preview 5/10/22/ – 5/12/22

One of the coolest things about baseball is when your favorite team gets to go play against a team you seldom see them play. This is the case with this Orioles vs. Cardinals matchup taking place at Busch Stadium III in St. Louis.

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Shorebirds split series with Fireflies: Weekly Recap 5/3/22 – 5/8/22

While the rest of the Orioles and their affiliates were affected by rain delays, the Delmarva Shorebirds got in a normal week of baseball.

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IronBirds continue to fly high with series win over Cyclones: Weekly Recap 5/3/22 – 5/8/22

The Aberdeen IronBirds are quickly starting to turn heads. With the Brooklyn Cyclones in town, the IronBirds were not about to slow down.

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Baysox win soggy series against Harrisburg, Henderson shines: Weekly Recap 5/3/22 – 5/8/22

The Bowie Baysox were in a rut, and coming home was what they were looking for in order to snap out of it.

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O’s take 2 of 3 from Royals in series win: Series Recap 5/8/22 – 5/9/22

Following two straight rain delays, the Orioles and Royals finally got to play their three-game series. Instead, they played a doubleheader Sunday, followed by a Monday afternoon game.

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Tides come off road trip with Rodriguez as high point: Weekly Recap 5/3/22 – 5/8/22

The Norfolk Tides capped off a mostly forgettable week and road trip by being blanked 1-0 on Saturday, as well as 4-0 on Sunday, by the Nashville Sounds at First Horizon Park.

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Kansas City visits Baltimore for 3 at OPACY: Series Preview 5/8/22 – 5/9/22

The Baltimore Orioles are set to welcome the Kanas City Royals to town for a three-game series. With Friday and Saturday’s rainouts, the teams will now play a twin bill Sunday and an early afternoon game Monday to close things out.

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O’s take final 2 in a series split with Twins: Series Recap 5/2/22 – 5/5/22

The Baltimore Orioles welcomed in Carlos Correa and company for a ffour-game set full of boo’s and blasts. This series ended in a two-game a piece split, with plenty of firepower from both sides.

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Top prospect battery set to join Norfolk Tides

The Norfolk Tides are set to add to their roster with two new-comers, as Orioles top prospects D.L Hall and Adley Rutschman are set to join the Triple-A affiliate this Friday, giving the Tides three top-100 prospects.

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Norfolk struggles against Stripers, drop 5 of 6: Weekly Recap 4/26/22 – 5/1/22

A tough week against Atlanta affiliate, the Gwinnett Stripers, saw the Norfolk Tides fall to .500 on the season.

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O’s, Twins begin 4-game set at OPACY: Series Preview 5/2/22 – 5/5/22

After a thrilling series victory over the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles remain home to face Baltimore public enemy number one in Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins.

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Aberdeen takes series with 5 straight wins: Weekly Recap 4/26/22 – 5/1/22

The Aberdeen IronBirds welcomed the Jersey Shore Blue Claws this week, as well as Orioles top prospect, Adley Rutschman, and O’s No. 5 prospect, D.L. Hall.

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O’s win 2 straight to take series from Red Sox: Series Recap 4/29/22 – 5/1/22

“OK, we won a game yesterday. If we win today, that’s called ‘two in a row.’ If we win again tomorrow, it’s called a ‘winning streak.’”

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Slumping Baysox get reinforcements as Rutschman, Hall move up: Weekly Recap 4/26/22 – 5/1/22

Let’s take the 1-5 week the Bowie Baysox finished up today and say never mind for the time being.

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Orioles kickoff weekend series against Red Sox: Series Preview 4/29/22 – 5/1/22

Finally, our Baltimore Orioles travel back to Camden Yards to begin a 10-game home stand. The first opponent of that home stand will be the Boston Red Sox.

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Orioles drop all three in New York: Series Recap 4/26/22 – 4/28/22

The Baltimore Orioles paid a visit to Yankee Stadium in New York for three games, and it was a very frustrating three games to say the least.

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Future is now: Kyle Bradish is here in Birdland

The Baltimore Orioles entered the year with questions in their rotation. Once aligned, questions still arouse, but it appeared the future was going to wait, at least a little while.

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O’s and Yanks face off in the Bronx: Series Preview 4/26/22 – 4/28/22

For the second time in just two weeks, the Orioles and Yankees match-up with one another, this time in the Bronx.

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Jones’ mysterious invitation; MASN broadcasters to be live at road games

It came to the forefront of the news Monday that former Oriole outfielder Adam Jones had not received an invitation (assuming one was sent) to the Orioles’ 30th Anniversary celebration of Camden Yards.

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Shorebirds take 1 of 6 from Pelicans: Weekly Recap 4/19/22 – 4/24/22

The Delmarva Shorebirds came back home this week to face off against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

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Baysox shine offensively in series win over Akron: Series Recap 4/19/22 – 4/24/22

Over this past week, the Bowie Baysox played some very good baseball at home from Prince Geroge’s Stadium. They scored a total of 38 runs in these six games and won the first four in a row.

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IronBirds flying high after winning set against Grasshoppers: Weekly Recap 4/19/22 – 4/24/22

The Aberdeen IronBirds have started the South Atlantic League season off in grand fashion.

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Tides split series with Durham: Weekly Recap 4/19/22 – 4/24/22

The Norfolk Tides entered their series with the Durham Bulls having won five of their last six. Things were clicking, and it was looking like Buck Britton had found a way to spark his talented club.

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Orioles win series over Angels in Anaheim: Series Recap 4/22/22 – 4/24/22

The Orioles finished their early West Coast trip this weekend by visiting Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels. It was a tough test for the Birds, and they rose to the occasion.

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John Means to undergo Tommy John, miss all of 2022 season

The 2022 Orioles season was supposed to be a bounceback year for John Means. He didn’t have a bad 2021, but after his first career no-hitter, 2021 was anything but spectacular.

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Orioles complete early West Coast trip with 3 against Angels: Series Preview 4/22/22 – 4/24/22

Coming off a very disappointing series loss to the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles now matchup against Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim for three games.

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Orioles drop 3 of 4 in near empty Oakland Colesium: Series Recap 4/18/22 – 4/21/22

The Orioles played their first series of this West Coast road trip, this one against the Oakland Athletics. Despite nearly anything good in terms of baseball being traded away from Oakland in the off-season, as well as a chink of their lineup being placed on the COVID IL before this series, the Orioles still could only muster out one win.

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Arrieta’s retirement recalls not so hot Oriole years

In the long history of pitchers who couldn’t get out of their own way as long as they wore an Orioles uniform, but whose career went into orbit after being traded, there was never a more textbook case than Jake Arrieta.

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O’s top prospect Kyle Bradish named I.L. Pitcher of the Week

The Norfolk Tides had a 5-1 week to position themselves as one of the top teams in the International League.

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Orioles begin late West Coast set against Athletics: Series Preview 4/18/22 – 4/21/22

Following an exciting series victory over the New York Yankees, Brandon Hyde and his squad travel out to face the only team that spends less than the Orioles, the lack of Moneyball Oakland Athletics.

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Baysox take 3 over Rumble Ponies: Series Recaps 4/12/22 – 4/17/22

The Bowie Baysox took the field for their first six-game series of the year, this one against the Birmingham Rumble Ponies.

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Shorebirds split series with Lynchburg: Weekly Recap 4/12/22 – 4/17/22

The Delmarva Shorebirds headed out to Lynchburg for their second series of the year. This was a very evenly matched set of six games, with each team taking three.

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IronBirds fly high against Blue Rocks: Weekly Recap 4/12/22 – 4/17/22

The Aberdeen IronBirds opened the season with a sweep, then came home to play the Wilmington Blue Rocks, who were coming to visit from neighboring Delaware.

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Tides roll high against RailRiders: Weekly Recap 4/12/22 – 4/17/22

The Norfolk Tides started the second week of the season at 3-3. By week’s end, they finished 8-4 for one of the best records in the International League, with a run differential of +27.

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Orioles win their first series against Yankees in 2022: Series Recaps 4/15/22 – 4/17/22

Our favorite thing to hear at The Baltimore Battery is “the Orioles win!”

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Orioles host Yankees for weekend set at OPACY: Series Preview 4/15/22 – 4/17/22

Happy Jackie Robinson Day, Birdland!

Last season, the Orioles played the Yankees 19 times, good for an 8-11 record against the men in pinstripes. Believe it or not, that is a much better record against the Yanks than the Orioles have had in some time.

Starting tonight, the Yankees come to beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards to kick-off the schedule between these two teams in 2022.

This Birds are coming off a very frustrating series loss against the Milwaukee Brewers, where both games two and three were lost due to a complete lack of offense.

Luckily for the Orioles, the pitching was stellar in that series, and hopefully the arms can recreate that magic against the Yankees, who are a much better hitting team than the Brewers.

Heading out to the mound for the Birds will be Jordan Lyles, Tyler Wells and Bruce Zimmermann. Both Lyles and Wells struggled in their first starts, combining for 6.2 innings, 10 hits and nine runs. Zimmermann was electric in his first start, going four innings of scoreless ball in the home opener.

The Orioles will see the back end of the Yanks’ rotation, including Jordan Montgomery, Jameson Taillon and former Oriole, Nestor Cortes. That rotation is not fearsome, however, it’s their bullpen that is arguably top in the league.

Without run production, the Birds may as well pack up before this series starts. The Yankees are sure to score some runs, and this sub-10% production with RISP by the Orioles will be killer if that rate doesn’t improve.

So far this year, the Orioles are 5-for-55 with runners in scoring position. Two of the hits in that situation came from Cedric Mullins.

Two things with this: First, it’s really bad. That is a .090 average, nearly a legal BAC. However, 55 opportunities in six games is something I never thought the Orioles would do. Eventually, those runners will begin to get scored.

The Baltimore Battery’s ❌-Factor in this series is the offense’s ability to score with runners in scoring position. As mentioned above, the success in these situations has been basically non-existent, but the opportunities are there.

If the Birds can score these runs that are out there waiting for them, it will greatly help a pitching staff that has kept every game this season within reach. It’s time to turn that slanted 5-for-55 around.

In other roster news, the O’s have placed John Means on the 10-day injured list with a left elbow strain. The contract of Travis Lakins Sr. has been selected from Triple-A Norfolk, and Kevin Smith has cleared outright waivers and has been assigned to Norfolk.

Here are tonight’s game one starting lineups:

New York Yankees (4-3):

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Giancarlo Stanton RF
3. Josh Donaldson DH
4. Joey Gallo LF
5. DJ LeMahieu 3B
6. Gleyber Torres 2B
7. Aaron Hicks CF
8. Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS
9. Kyle Higashioka C
SP. Jordan Montgomery LHP

Baltimore Orioles (1-5):

1. Cedric Mullins CF
2. Ramón Urías 3B
3. Ryan Mountcastle 1B
4. Trey Mancini DH
5. Anthony Santander RF
6. Austin Hays LF
7. Jorge Mateo SS
8. Robinson Chirinos C
9. Chris Owings 2B
SP. Jordan Lyles RHP

This series will be available on MASN and on 98 Rock FM/WBAL NewsRadio AM/FM. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST on Friday and Saturday and 1:05 p.m. EST on Sunday.

Let’s Go, O’s!

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The O’s two-headed hitting coach concept

Dear Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde,

Do the Orioles really have two hitting coaches this season, and they are still 5-for-55 with runners in scoring position and have struck out 68 times, second-worst in the major leagues?

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O’s lose 2 heartbreakers, drop first home series against Brewers: Series Recaps 4/11/22 – 4/13/22

To start this week, the Orioles were scheduled to play their first home series of the season, but this home opener was special for a few reasons that stretched beyond the simple fact of it being the first games in Baltimore in 2022.

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Shorebirds open 2022 season with 2-1 series loss

Something that went under the radar during the incredibly avoidable MLB lockout was the fact the minor leagues were up and running as normal.

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O’s begin first series at home against Brewers: Series Preview 4/11/22 – 4/13/22

For the first time in 2022, the Orioles will play baseball at Camden Yards.

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O’s drop all 3 to Rays in season opener: Series Recap 4/8/22 – 4/10/22

The new season has begun, and it’s already been stressful. The Orioles came up short in this series sweep from the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, mainly due to an extreme lack of offense.

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Haskin’s historic homerfest highlights Bowie’s 1-2 weekend: Weekly Recap 4/8/22 – 4/10/22

Hudson Haskin highlighted a 1-2 opening weekend for the Bowie Baysox by hitting three home runs in one game, tying a Baysox record, in Sunday’s 11-6 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

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IronBirds sweep BlueClaws in season-opening series: Weekly Recap 4/8/22 – 4/10/22

The Baltimore Orioles’ Single-A affiliate, the Aberdeen IronBirds, came into the 2022 season with a new logo and a new roster that is ready to make some noise.

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Norfolk takes 3 of 6 to begin 2022: Weekly Recap 4/5/22 – 4/10/22

Buck Britton, along with many players from last season’s Bowie roster, moved up to Triple-A Norfolk, where expectations were high for the 2022 season.

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Zimmermann’s Opening Day start will do Maryland proud

It has only happened one other time in Orioles franchise history, and this will be the first time in Camden Yards’ 30-year history: A native Marylander is starting the O’s home opener.

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Rodriguez fires on all cylinders in Triple-A debut

The Norfolk Tides entered Friday having lost two of their first three games. The collection of talent on this season-opening roster was one that was loaded with expectations and excitement.

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Orioles begin Opening Series against Rays: Series Preview 4/8/22 – 4/10/22

Look how far we have come! Two months ago, it was still uncertain whether we would have a season, and if so, if it would even be a full schedule.

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Norfolk Tides walk it off to get first win

The Tides came into the season with a new manager and a majority of last year’s Bowie team, including manager Buck Britton, making their way to the highest level of the minors.

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Orioles re-sign Matt Harvey to minor league deal, trade Mason McCoy to Mariners

It appears Matt Harvey will be signing a deal to return to the Orioles on a minor league contract, according to multiple sources.

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Delmarva Shorebirds announce 2022 Opening Day roster

The Baby Birds are back, and baseball on Delmarva is ready to kick off Friday, April 8, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium against the Fredericksburg Nationals.

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