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!
Up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles 2021 series is recently acquired right-handed pitcher, 23-year-old Garrett Stallings!
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles 2021 series is 24-year-old right-hander, Kyle Bradish!
In his 1907 work, Chapters from My Autobiography, Mark Twain popularized the now familiar quote, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
Mike Elias added some veteran depth to the bullpen this morning, signing 34-year-old LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract.
Orioles fans knew going into today that Mike Elias would make at least one selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, but the organization decided to select four young right-handed pitchers and a catcher this year.
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.
The O’s begin the 2020 Winter Meetings with a roster move, claiming right-handed reliever Ashton Goudeau from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Orioles made a surprise move and shipped one of their top batters from last season to Los Angeles. Ken Rosenthal was first to report the José Iglesias trade:
Of the many surprises that the Orioles had in 2020, the dominance of one José Iglesias was surely the top of that list.
The Orioles front office has been busy so far in the new off-season, adding another player today. Yolmer Sánchez, formerly known as Carlos Sánchez, has been claimed off waivers after being let go by the Chicago White Sox.
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.
José Iglesias returns to the Baltimore lineup tonight, as the Orioles look to avoid a three-game sweep against Boston at Fenway Park. The O’s lost game one 8-3 and game two 9-1.
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.
After dropping a doubleheader yesterday to the Rays, the Orioles look to bounce back tonight at Camden Yards.
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”
With the final Wild Card spot now seemingly out of reach for the Orioles, they decided to explode offensively on Monday night, scoring 14 runs against the NL-East-leading Atlanta Braves.
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.
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.
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.
After splitting a two-game series with one New York team, the Mets, the Orioles welcome the New York Yankees to Camden Yards for a four-game set beginning with a doubleheader on Friday.
For months Orioles fans begged and begged for star prospect Ryan Mountcastle to be called up to the Majors; on Aug. 21, that wish came true, and he has lived up to expectations thus far.
The Oriole offense came alive last night, as they continued to ride the hot bats of Anthony Santander and Renato Núñez to a 9-5 victory over the Mets.
Despite the fact that they possess a worse overall record, the New York Metropolitans (15-20) come to Baltimore (15-19) tonight with their sights set on making the playoffs.
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”
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”
The Orioles are starting to clear house, as they have traded Tommy Milone to the Atlanta Braves and now Mychal Givens to the Colorado Rockies, according to Jon Heyman.
After a heartbreaking loss in extra innings last night, the O’s try to turn it around in game two against the Blue Jays tonight.
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)”
After losing two straight to the Rays and postponing their game on Thursday, the Orioles travel to Buffalo this weekend to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series.
Baltimore lost two close games to Tampa Bay in a quick road trip to Tropicana Field to fall to 14-16 on the season.
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.
The Orioles go into game two of this three-game set against the Rays in Tampa, looking to even this series at one game a piece.
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”
The Orioles look to keep up their winning ways, as they take on the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg.
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.
After arguably the most exciting game of the year last night, the Orioles look to split this four-game series against the Red Sox with back-to-back wins.
The Orioles look to end their week-long losing streak tonight, as they take on the Boston Red Sox in game three.
It’s an exciting day in Birdland, as the O’s take on the Boston Red Sox in game two action. But that isn’t the exciting part!
The Orioles look to get back in the win column, as they begin a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
After a brutal sweep from the Toronto Blue Jays, the O’s look to get back to their winning ways in a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox! Here is a Battery Series Preview of what we can expect!
The Orioles have been swept in a three-game series against the Blue Jays this week, frustrating fans, as two of the games were very winnable if not for fundamental mistakes.
The Orioles look to prevent a series sweep from the Toronto Blue Jays, as they get ready to play game three this afternoon.
The Orioles look back to get in the win column tonight, as they face the Toronto Blue Jays in game two.
The Orioles begin a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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.
The Orioles came into this weekend series against the Nats on an almost week-long winning streak, but that unfortunately came to a halt.
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.
For Keegan Akin, the Oriole’s No. 13 prospect, the wait is finally over. During Friday evenings brutal 15-3 loss to the Nationals, the 25-year-old from Michigan made his Major League debut, going three innings, striking out one and giving up three runs.
Much has been made of Chris Davis’ unbelievable fall from grace. Most fans are aware of the tumbling batting average, the declining power and the rising strikeout numbers.
The Orioles are off to a surprising start in the 2020 season. Experts say that this is a fluke and that the team is still at the bottom of the totem pole, but the stats say otherwise!
The red hot and under-appreciated Baltimore Orioles come home to start a three-game and some change series against the neighboring Washington Nationals.
The Orioles are turning heads around Major League Baseball the last few games! And guess what, Birdland? It’s time to bring out the brooms!
The Birds are flying high coming into this afternoon’s game against the Phillies, after taking the first two games in exciting fashion in Philadelphia.
After a bizarre and crazy game last night, the Orioles look to grab another win in Philadelphia.
The Orioles begin a three-game series in the City of Brotherly Love against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight.
In the 2020 world of COVID-19, it really seems as if anything is possible.
The Orioles entered a three-game series in Washington in dire need of igniting their bats following a brutal four-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins.
The Orioles look to keep their hot bats and solid pitching going, as they face the Washington Nationals in game two of a three-game series.
The Orioles look to get back in the win column (cue Joe Angel voice), as they face off against the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. Tommy Milone (0-1, 4.76 ERA) will face off against Aníbal Sánchez (0-1, 7.20 ERA) tonight in game one. The veteran lefty is coming off a no-decision, in which he pitchedContinue reading “Orioles lineup vs. Nationals: 8/7/20”
It’s been an up-and-down start to the season for the O’s to say the least.
The Orioles came out of the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with heads held high. However, the Miami Marlins would come to town and shake that all up.
The Orioles will look to avoid the four-game sweep against the Miami Marlins, as both teams will face off tonight at Camden Yards. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. EST and will be aired on MASN. The O’s are still the away team due to these games being rescheduled from their previous matchups inContinue reading “Orioles lineup vs. Marlins: 8/6/20”
Now a little over two weeks into the start of this once in a lifetime 2020 MLB season, it finally feels like baseball season.
The Orioles’ bats that lead them to five wins in their first eight games went silent last night, as the Marlins blanked the O’s 4-0. The Orioles get a chance to get that game back, plus one, with a twi-night doubleheader begining at 5:05 p.m.
The Orioles begin a four-game series in three days tonight against the returning Miami Marlins.
The Baltimore Orioles are back in action starting tonight, as they begin a four-game series against the returning Miami Marlins.
The Baltimore Orioles are 5-3 and are in second place in the American League East. Are things weird enough for you yet?
Baltimore improved to 5-3 after defeating the Rays by a score of 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. Following a tough two-game series loss to the Yankees, the O’s responded well in the team’s first series sweep since the 2018 season.
The Orioles will look to bring out the broomsticks, as they try for their first sweep of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays.
After coming off an impressive 6-3 win last night, the Orioles look to keep their win streak going against the Tampa Bay Rays in game two of a three-game series.
The Orioles look to bounce back tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays, after suffering two devastating losses against the Yankees.
Coming off of a disappointing two game series against the Yankees, the Orioles welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Camden Yards for a three-game series beginning Friday night.
Following the postponement of the Orioles home opener against the Miami Marlins, the Orioles held their opener on Wednesday instead, hosting the powerhouse New York Yankees.
After a 9-3 loss last night, the Orioles will try to split this short two-game series against the New York Yankees.
The Baltimore Orioles take on the division rival New York Yankees tonight, after COVID-19 postponed the original series against the Miami Marlins.
The Baltimore Orioles return to Camden Yards this evening, after two COVID-19 inspired days off, to face the New York Yankees in an impromptu two-game series.
The first series of the 2020 Orioles season has come to a close, and for Orioles fans, it was an exciting one to say the least.
The Orioles look to win their first series of 2020 today, as they play the Boston Red Sox in the rubber match game three.
After coming off an Opening Day to forget, the Orioles will try to erase that memory by attempting to even up their three-game series against the Red Sox.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have made it to Opening Day!
Tonight is the last stop until Opening Day in Boston for the Orioles, as the take on the World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals, in our Nation’s Capital.
After coming off an impressive win yesterday against the Phillies, the Orioles return to Camden Yards to face the defending World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals.
They’re back! That’s right folks! The Baltimore Orioles are back and ready to play some real baseball!
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the MLB announces its shortened season schedules. Let’s look at how Baltimore’s schedule looks and what to expect in 2020.
The Baltimore Orioles certainly turned some heads on day one of the 2020 MLB Draft by taking Heston Kjerstad in the first round, a move that many thought was made to, at least in part, free up some bonus slot money later in the draft.
To say that Birdland was shocked about day one of the MLB Draft is a definite understatement.
With the 2020 MLB Draft just hours away, the Orioles find themselves yet again at the top of the draft board.
With the entire world coming to an abrupt stop due to the Coronavirus pandemic, sports fans have had little to get excited about. Right now, the O’s should be taking the field at Camden Yards on a warm spring day! While us fans miss the action, the issues at hand are much bigger than sports.
The Orioles have seen success in the past decade thanks to these players who thrived in Baltimore during the 2010s
Hello everyone! It’s time for another edition of Battery Q&A! We hope you all are reading this in the comfort of your homes, as we encourage you to stay home and stay healthy!
As we approach what would have been Opening Day 2020, we are forced to relish in memories of former Opening Days. For the Baltimore Orioles, there are many fond memories of Opening Day, and we at The Baltimore Battery have decided to show you our top 5 memories. 5. 1954: The Orioles first Opening DayContinue reading “Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories”
Welcome to another edition of Battery Q&A! We would like to say thank you to our Battery Family for sending in questions to make this series possible! Let’s get right into it! I have a question about Hunter Harvey! I saw that he threw 100 mph in a game. But because of the fact thatContinue reading “Battery Q&A: Edition 2”
Hunter Harvey was originally drafted to be a starter, but his electric performances out of the bullpen last season could be the reason he becomes the next Orioles’ closer.
Welcome to the first ever edition of Battery Q&A! This series is where we answer your questions about all things Orioles! If you have a question and want to be in one of our Q&A articles, message us on our social medias!
When you hear the name Nick Markakis, what comes to your mind?
With coronavirus suspending spring training and pushing back Opening Day, it’s safe to say this is a very awkward situation for the Orioles. Inspired by these events, The Baltimore Battery has decided to talk about our top 5 most awkward moments ever in Orioles baseball! Without further ado, let the awkwardness begin! 5. Brian MatuszContinue reading “Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments”
Amid the frenzied madness caused by the recent rise of the Coronavirus, Major League Baseball has decided to suspend spring training. The league will also push back the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, as said earlier today by Commisioner Rob Manfred.
The Baltimore Orioles are in a rebuild, and the fans, like us, are well aware of this. While the win-loss numbers might not be pretty this year, there are a number of prospects with very exciting futures. Some of the names that give Baltimore fans hope are Adley Rutschman, Ryan Mountcastle, Austin Hays, Yusniel Diaz,Continue reading “7 Orioles pitchers to watch in 2020”
The Boston Red Sox designated right-handed pitcher Hector Velázquez for assignment last week to make room for pitcher Collin McHugh, and the Orioles wasted no time in claiming him off waivers on Sunday, according to Roch Kubatko.