Orioles cut ties with bulk of MASN crew

A day after the announcement that long-time Orioles commentator Jim Hunter would not return, another bomb has been dropped on Oriole fans. According to an article in The Athletic, the Orioles have cut ties with a majority of the MASN crew, including the pre and post game shows.

Happy Birthday, Brady Anderson: Greatest leadoff hitter in O’s history

Today is the one and only Brady Anderson’s birthday, so we at The Baltimore Battery wanted to take a deep dive into the impressive career of Baltimore’s favorite leadoff man! Let’s take a look back at the amazing career of the birthday boy!

Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 1

Hello, Birdland! The Baltimore Battery’s Monday Thoughts column is back! Going into the 2021 season, we will deliver weekly news and updates, as well as insight on what we think the Orioles should be doing on and off the field. Basically, anything that interests us, we’ll talk about it!

Fredrick native, Branden Kline retires at age 25

Not too often do you get to see a home grown kid play for his very own home ball club, yet Branden Kline had that miraculous opportunity in 2019. However, at age 25, relief pitcher Branden Kline has decided to hang up the glove and call it a career The Frederick, MD native that isContinue reading “Fredrick native, Branden Kline retires at age 25”

O’s, Frederick Keys end affiliation; Keys now part of brand new Draft League

All of 2020, a monumental cloud that was looming over the heads of Oriole fans was the inevitable loss of the Orioles High-A team, the Frederick Keys. Unfortunately, that cloud just rained on us.

Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 3 – Front Office moves

The 2020 MLB season was one we have never experienced before, and as fans and players alike, we hope it’s one we never see again. However, baseball was still played, and here at The Baltimore Battery, we have come to give readers an extensive breakdown of the 2020 Baltimore Orioles’ season!

Orioles claim Chris Shaw off waivers; designate Thomas Eshelman for assignment

The Orioles made a few minor moves on Thanksgiving Eve. These moves consisted of designating RHP Thomas Eshelman for assignment and picking up infielder/outfielder Chris Shaw off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 2 – Rookies shine in shortened season

The 2020 MLB season was one we have never experienced before, and as fans and players alike, we hope it’s one we never see again. However, baseball was still played, and here at The Baltimore Battery, we have come to give readers an extensive breakdown of the 2020 Baltimore Orioles’ season!

Orioles announce 40-man roster additions, DFA Renato Núñez

The Baltimore Orioles made a bit of a surprising announcement this evening, as the team adjusted its 40-man roster. Several young prospects were added, while Renato Núñez was designated for assignment.

Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 1 – Position Player Breakdown

The 2020 MLB season was one we have never experienced before, and as fans and players alike, we hope it’s one we never see again. However, baseball was still played, and here at The Baltimore Battery, we have come to give readers an extensive breakdown of the 2020 season. This edition is the position playerContinue reading “Orioles 2020 Season Recap: Part 1 – Position Player Breakdown”

Iglesias named SS finalist for All-MLB team; O’s sign multiple players to minor league deals; Hess free agent & more

With the off-season now upon us, the last string to the 2020 season is player awards. Although we know no Oriole player will be in the discussion for MVP, CY Young, or ROY, one of our guys has found a spot as a finalist for the All-MLB team.

O’s re-sign Stevie Wilkerson to minor league deal

As one of the first moves in the Orioles offseason, the Birds have decided to re-sign outfielder Stevie Wilkerson to a minor league deal, that also included an spring training invite. The only position player to ever record a save in a major league game, Wilkerson returns to a very overstuffed minor league outfield. MoreContinue reading “O’s re-sign Stevie Wilkerson to minor league deal”

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.

Orioles vs. Red Sox lineup: 9/23/2020

The Orioles’ defense failed them in last evening’s 8-3 loss, as the Red Sox scored two runs on three errors, and Evan Phillips gave up three runs without getting an out. With the loss, the Orioles have been officially eliminated from playoff contention at 23-32 with five games left in the season.

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 vs. Braves: Series Preview 9/14/20 – 9/16/20

The Orioles’ playoff hopes were dealt a huge blow this weekend when the Yankees hit them with four straight losses. The team will look to get up off the mat this week, when the National-League-East-leading Atlanta Braves visit for a three-game series at Camden Yards.

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.

Orioles vs. Mets: Series Preview 9/1-9/2

The Orioles were able to salvage one game of their weekend series with the Blue Jays, but in the world of Major League Baseball, there is no rest for the weary. The Birds are back at Camden Yards for a two-game set with the Mets and a familiar face. Among the flurry of trade deadlineContinue reading “Orioles vs. Mets: Series Preview 9/1-9/2”

Orioles deal Miguel Castro, acquire prospect Kevin Smith at Trade Deadline

Just before the MLB Trade Deadline passed at 4 p.m., Aug. 31, the Baltimore Orioles made a move to acquire left-handed pitcher Kevin Smith from the New York Mets. The Orioles shipped relief pitcher Miguel Castro to New York in exchange for Smith. This trade concludes a month in which the O’s made four separateContinue reading “Orioles deal Miguel Castro, acquire prospect Kevin Smith at Trade Deadline”

Orioles lineup Friday, August 28, 2020, vs. Toronto (6:37 pm EDT)

Tonight, the Orioles head north, but not quite as far north as the title above suggests. Although the Blue Jays were cleared by city and provincial governments to play their home games in Toronto’s Rogers Centre (still thought of as the “Skydome” by traditionalists like myself), the Canadian government denied their request. Thus, the O’sContinue reading “Orioles lineup Friday, August 28, 2020, vs. Toronto (6:37 pm EDT)”

Orioles lineup Thursday, August 27, 2020, vs. Tampa Bay (6:40 pm EDT)

Tonight, the Orioles look to salvage the last game of a hard-fought series against the division-leading Rays. Tampa, despite battling a season-long injury plague (star center fielder Kevin Kiermier is the latest victim, leaving last night’s game with back spasms) has won 15 of 18 and surged into 1st place in the AL East.

Orioles begin important road trip vs. Rays: Series Preview 8/25/20 – 8/27/20

The Orioles came back strong last week after a six-game losing streak to win two in a row versus the Boston Red Sox. The Birds will look to keep the momentum going this week, as they travel to Tampa to take on the red hot Rays. The Orioles enter the series at 14-14, four gamesContinue reading “Orioles begin important road trip vs. Rays: Series Preview 8/25/20 – 8/27/20”

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”

“Why Not” or “Try Not?” Birds are too cold and too hot

Numbers can be fun. They can be quite revealing, too. The first 25 games of the Orioles’ 2020 season, which are still representative of an overachieving, competitive ballclub, are full of fun numbers. In fact, from a statistical standpoint, this club has been either surging or slumping the entire year. As a fan, I amContinue reading ““Why Not” or “Try Not?” Birds are too cold and too hot”

Orioles vs. Blue Jays: Series Preview 8/17/20-8/19/20

The Orioles certainly provided some grit and exciting moments during the final two games against the Nationals this weekend, but ultimately lost the series. The Birds have little time to lick their wounds, however, as the Toronto Blue Jays come to town for a three-game set starting this evening.

Orioles lineup vs. Nationals: 8/15/20

After stringing together a nice six-game win streak, the Orioles took one on the chin last evening, losing to the Nationals 15-3. The Birds will look to return to the win column tonight, as they send Asher Wojciechowski to the mound to face Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin.