The Orioles continued their impressive 2023 season with another winning month! Our Zack Bucklew reviews the club’s month of May, highlighting key performers, stats and moments from the month:
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O’s avoid sweep in series loss to Rangers: Series Recap
The O’s avoided being swept by the Texas Rangers, taking the series finale, but dropping the first two games. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series by highlighting key moments and performers:
Rangers come to town, O’s debut City Connects: Series Preview
The O’s are back home, ready to debut their City Connect uniforms, as they take on the first place Texas Rangers! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview, with game one starting lineups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR and more:
Orioles sweep early AL East battle against Jays: Series Recap
The Orioles made a statement as they swept the Blue Jays in their house at Rogers Centre! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series by highlighting key moments and performers:
Orioles head to Toronto for big AL East clash: Series Preview
The O’s begin a big weekend AL East showdown against the Blue Jays from Rogers Centre in Toronto! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview, with game one starting lineups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR and more!
O’s take hard-fought series in KC: Series Recap
Our Stephen Heckman recaps the Orioles’ series victory over the Royals by highlighting key moments and performers:
Baltimore starts season hot, 10 games over .500: April Recap
The Orioles ended the first month of the 2023 season 10 games above .500 and with the third best record in all of baseball! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the O’s month of April by honoring key performers and notable moments:
Orioles tame Tigers, win 6th straight set: Series Recap
The Orioles have won their sixth straight series, taking three of four from the Tigers! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series by highlighting key moments and performers:
Orioles look to tame Tigers once again: Series Preview
The Orioles look to continue their winning ways as they travel to the Motor City to try and tame the Tigers once again! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview, with game one starting linups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR and more:
O’s walk-off twice, sweep Tigers in 3: Series Recap
The Orioles have swept the Tigers in three games, including two walk-off wins in the opener and finale! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series from Camden Yards:
O’s begin home stand with 3 against Tigers: Series Preview
The O’s are back home at Camden Yards to take on future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera, old friend Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers! Our Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview, with game one starting lineups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR and more:
State of the Orioles: 2-week mark
Our Stephen Heckman takes the Orioles to school, as he grades each facet of the Birds’ play two weeks into the 2023 season:
Orioles take up-and-down series against White Sox: Series Recap
Our Stephen Heckman recaps the Orioles’ series win over the White Sox, highlighting key moments and standout performers:
Orioles head to South Side to face Sox: Series Preview
Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview for the Orioles’ matchup against the Chicago White Sox, including game one starting lineups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR and more:
No place like home: Returning to Camden Yards to watch Rodriguez’s home debut
Our Jason Benowitz guides us through his experience of watching Grayson Rodriguez’s home debut and taking in Camden Yards for the first time in 2023:
Mountcastle, Rutschman, Hays lead Orioles to series win over A’s
The Orioles took three of four from the Oakland Athletics thanks to the bats of Ryan Mountcastle, Adley Rutschman and Austin Hays! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series:
O’s wrap up home stand with 4 against A’s: Series Preview
The Orioles begin a four-game series against the Oakland A’s tonight from Camden Yards! Our Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview with game one starting lineups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR for the series and more:
Orioles host Yankees in 2023 home opener: Series Preview
The Orioles are back home at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time in 2023 to face the divison rival New York Yankees! Our Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview, with game one starting lineups, our BATTERY ❌️-FACTOR for the series and more:
Rodriguez debuts, Orioles win first series of 2023
Our Stephen Heckman recaps the Orioles’ first series win of 2023 against the Texas Rangers, highlighting key performers, including the exciting major league debut of top pitching prospect, Grayson Rodriguez:
Rodriguez to debut today for O’s in Arlington
O’s top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez will make his major league debut this afternoon against the Texas Rangers! Our Stephen Heckman gets you hyped for the right-hander’s first appearance:
Tides sweep Bulls in first series of 2023
The Norfolk Tides began their season with a bang, as they swept the Durham Bulls in three games! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series, highlighting key performers:
Battery Q&A 2023: Edition II
Our Stephen Heckman answers fan-submitted questions regarding the Orioles 2023 season, including Austin Hays’ future with the organization, the possibility of a six-man rotation and overall team record and postseason chances this year:
Offense struggles in final spring game, O’s make roster moves
The Orioles wrapped up their Grapefruit League play, as they dropped their final game to the Cardinals. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the game and has all the details on the latest roster moves, including Grayson Rodriguez and Jordan Westburg being sent to Triple-A:
The Baltimore Battery’s 10 hot takes for Orioles 2023 season: Numbers 10-6
With the 2023 season quickly approaching, The Baltimore Battery staff gives you our 10 hot takes for the 2023 Orioles season, starting with numbers 10-6:
O’s defeat Sox on backs of Rodriguez & Rutschman
The O’s defeated the Red Sox today thanks to lockdown pitching and timely hitting! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the game, highlighting key players, provides comments from Brandon Hyde and has updates on two lefty pitchers:
O’s pitching shaky in loss to Twins
The Orioles dropped today’s game to the Twins, 7-6. Our Stephen Heckman breaks down key performs, including Grayson Rodriguez and Jackson Holliday, while providing the latest updates on John Means, Terrin Vavra and more:
Cowser, O’Hearn lead Orioles to walk-off victory
The Orioles defeated the Phillies in walk-off fashion today by a score of 10-7, thanks to Ryan O’Hearn’s three-run homer! Our Stephen Heckman recaps who stood out for the O’s and provides post-game comments from Cole Irvin, Anthony Santander and Brandon Hyde:
Where Orioles’ Rotation Battle Stands
The Orioles’ starting rotation is still at a point of uncertainty, with a wide range of guys fighting for a spot. Our Stephen Heckman provides updates on each pitcher’s performance thus far in spring:
What if Manny Machado was extended and not traded from Baltimore?
Our Stephen Heckman takes us through a “What if?” scenario, as he dives into what the Orioles could have looked like if Manny Machado was signed to an extension, rather than get traded:
Rodriguez backs hype in O’s loss to Tigers
The O’s dropped their game to the Tigers, but top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez shined on the mound. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the game, provides an update on D.L. Hall’s status and more:
Buy or Sell: Orioles 2023 preseason hype
With an intriguing mix of experience and youth, the 2023 Baltimore Orioles are poised to contend for a Wild Card spot this season. Our Kyle April dives in to see whether fans should buy or sell the O’s preseason hype:
Orioles drop third straight spring game to Blue Jays
The O’s dropped their third straight spring game today, as they lost to the Blue Jays, 2-1. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the game and who stood out while providing side notes and post-game comments from Cole Irvin, Austin Voth and Brandon Hyde:
Sizing up Orioles’ “Core 4”
With the Orioles having one of the most exciting, young teams in baseball, our Kyle April lists the team’s “Core Four” as they head into years of contention:
O’s SpringNotes: Day 8
Our Stephen Heckman has all the updates from Orioles camp, including who Brandon Hyde announced as the starter for the Grapefruit League opener and much more:
Projecting O’s top 5 pitching WAR leaders in 2023
Our Dakota Pitts dives in and projects which five Orioles pitchers will have the highest wins above replacement in 2023:
O’s SpringNotes: Day 7
The first week of Orioles spring training camp is behind us, as our Stephen Heckman gives us updates on young arms like Kyle Bradish, Dean Kremer and Cade Povich and much more:
O’s SpringNotes: Day 2
Our Stephen Heckman provides the latest news out of Orioles training camp, including D.L. Hall’s progression, possible closing scenarios for Cionel Pérez and Bryan Baker and much more:
O’s starting pitching overload: Good problem to have
With a surplus of pitchers looking to crack the starting rotation, the Orioles have depth that they haven’t had in recent years. Our Stephen Heckman goes over which candidates have an inside edge on making the rotation out of spring:
Around the Nest: Edition 11 – Time for Orioles baseball
With pitchers and catchers set to report tomorrow for the Orioles, our Stephen Heckman reports on who has already arrived to camp in Sarasota and which spring storylines to keep an eye out for on this edition of Around the Nest:
Comparing Orioles prospects to current MLB players
Our Stephen Heckman dives deep to analyze Orioles’ prospects and the comparisons they possess with current big league players:
O’s lead way with 8 prospects in MLB Pipeline 2023 top 100
The Orioles have a league-leading eight prospects in MLB Pipeline’s top 100. Our Zack Bucklew tells you which guys made the list and where they are ranked:
Orioles flex prospect talent in latest Baseball America rankings
The Orioles have a league-leading eight prospects in Baseball America’s latest top 100 prospect rankings. Our Stephen Heckman dives in on each prospect who made the list:
Around the Nest: Edition 7 – Birdland Caravan returns for 2023
The Birdland Caravan is back for 2023! Our Stephen Heckman provides you with all the details on each event coming to your community on this edition of Around the Nest:
Orioles Christmas wishlist for 2023
It’s the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than making a 2023 Orioles wishlist. Our Stephen Heckman has six wishes for the O’s for the upcoming season:
7 prospects that could debut for O’s in 2023
With a flux of top talent coming through the Orioles’ farm system, 2023 could be the year of the big league debut for Baltimore. Our Zack Bucklew gives you seven prospects who could make their big league debut this coming season:
O’s 3 big questions for 2023 season
With the offseason in full effect, our Stephen Heckman discusses three main questions the Orioles and their fans have heading into the 2023 season:
Orioles add 5 prospects to 40-man roster
The O’s added five players to their 40-man roster, including MLB’s top pitching prospect, Grayson Rodriguez. Our Zack Bucklew has all the details on each player added and those who are now Rule 5 eligible:
2022 Orioles MiLB All Star Team
The 2022 MiLB season was a great one for the Orioles farm system, with many top prospects continuing to develop and earn promotions on their way to the big leagues! Our Zack Bucklew recaps the best of the best, as he presents the 2022 O’s Minor League All-Star Team:
O’s look to clip Blue Jays’ wings in final series of 2022
The Orioles are back home from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the last time this year, as they wrap up the 2022 season against the Toronto Blue Jays! Our Stephen Heckman has your final Series Preview of the season:
Grayson Rodriguez: Return of baseball’s top pitching prospect
After three long months, the top pitching prospect in baseball, Grayson Rodriguez, has returned to game action, making rehab starts at both High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie! Our Stephen Heckman has all the details on the return of Gray-Rod:
The “other” O’s pitching prospects
With Grayson Rodriguez out for a significant amount of time, who is the next O’s pitching prospect to step up and make their way to the big league club this season? Stephen Heckman reports:
Tides slay Knights in near sweep: Weekly Recap 5/17/22 – 5/22/22
The Tides had a much-needed series win against the Charlotte Knights, taking five of six. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides’ struggles continue against Redbirds: Weekly Recap 5/10/22 – 5/15/22
It was another rough week in Norfolk, as they Tides dropped another series. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides come off road trip with Rodriguez as high point: Weekly Recap 5/3/22 – 5/8/22
A tough road trip for the Tides had a few bright spots, like another great start from Grayson Rodriguez and the 2022 debut for Adley Rutschman at the Triple-A level. Steve Katz recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Top prospect battery set to join Norfolk Tides
As announced earlier today, O’s top prospects Adley Rutschman and D.L. Hall will be added to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides roster Friday. Stephen Heckman reports:
Tides split series with Durham: Weekly Recap 4/19/22 – 4/24/22
The Tides split their first series against the Durham Bulls this past week. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Tides roll high against RailRiders: Weekly Recap 4/12/22 – 4/17/22
The Norfolk Tides took five of six against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders this week, improving their season record to 8-4. Stephen Heckman recaps your week in Tides baseball:
Norfolk takes 3 of 6 to begin 2022: Weekly Recap 4/5/22 – 4/10/22
The Norfolk Tides began their season winning three of six from the Charlotte Knights. Stephen Heckman reports your weekly recap of Tides baseball:
Rodriguez fires on all cylinders in Triple-A debut
Grayson Rodriguez shined in his Triple-A debut last night for the Norfolk Tides! Stephen Heckman reports on just how good he was:
Norfolk Tides announce 2022 Opening Day roster
The Norfolk Tides are set to open up their season Tuesday, April 5, at home against the Charlotte Knights, and the team has officially announced their Opening Day roster to begin the 2022 minor league season.
Thoughts on first outing for Rodriguez, Correa contract & more
Grayson Rodriguez’s up and down outing, Carlos Correa’s unique contract and much more. Steve Katz reports:
Roster Inflation: O’s announce 2022 spring training non-roster invitees
The Orioles have announced their 2022 spring training non-roster invitees! Writer Stephen Heckman gives us insight on who could stand out and maybe even earn a roster spot:
Our farm is better than your farm
Orioles Minor League Camp is underway! Wayland Abernathy III will guide you through it all by giving you names to look out for this spring!
Orioles begin 2022 with 5 players on Baseball America’s Top-100 Prospects
Anyone who has followed Orioles baseball since the hiring of GM Mike Elias has seen the incredible upturn of the once barren O’s farm system. And in the last three years, that farm system, quite literally, has gone from worst to first.
Battery of… Kickers?
Most Orioles fans know Adley Rutschman as the top prospect in all of baseball and Grayson Rodriguez as the top pitching prospect. They are the battery of the future for the Orioles, who hold high expectations to go along with the massive fan fair that is following their rise to stardom.
Are we there yet, O’s fans?
As a Baltimore Orioles fan, we have had a whirlwind of adventures over the past decade plus.
Orioles announce Minor League Awards
The Baltimore Orioles have spent the last three years putting together an organization from bottom to top. Though rebuilds like this take time, it’s hard to turn your eyes away from the minor league system the Orioles have built, currently the best in baseball.
Bowie Baysox face Akron RunnerDucks in Double-A Northeast Championship Series
There is playoff baseball in Maryland! Although it may not be the actual Baltimore Orioles, rather their Double-A affiliate Bowie Baysox, it’s still playoff baseball!
Bowie Baysox playoff bound: Move to Double-A Northeast Championship series
One of the fun things about being an Orioles fan this year has been the news on the farm. As we have struggled to get through a tough year with the big league team, we got to hear about the success of the Baby Birds and even see some of the future.
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?
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 WildContinue reading “Are we there yet?”
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 becomeContinue reading “Grayson Rising”
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.
O’s future arms show heat
There was a time when starting pitching became synonymous with the Baltimore Orioles. Earl Weaver used to preach about good pitching, and the three-run homer would take you far.
Orioles No. 2 prospect Grayson Rodriguez promoted to Double-A Bowie
Finally, some good news! In an appearance on 105.7 The Fan Friday morning, Orioles GM Mike Elias announced that Grayson Rodriguez, the organization’s No. 2 prospect, will make the jump from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie for his next start.
Aberdeen splits series with Wilmington: Weekly Recap 5/18/21 – 5/23/21
The Aberdeen IronBirds split their six-game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks at three games a piece.
IronBirds split series with Renegades, improve to 8-4 on season: Weekly Recap 5/11/21 – 5/16/21
The Aberdeen IronBirds finished another week of baseball, this time splitting a six-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Aberdeen IronBirds announce 2021 roster
The new High-A affiliate of the Orioles, the Aberdeen IronBirds, have officially announced their roster for the 2021 minor league season.
Delmarva Shorebirds announce 2021 schedule
The Delmarva Shorebirds announced their 2021 schedule earlier today, featuring 60 home games at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, with Opening Night slated for Tuesday, May 4.
Prospect Profiles: No. 2 overall Grayson Rodriguez
On this edition of The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles Countdown, we’re going to give you an overview of the 11th overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft, right-handed pitcher and No. 2 overall prospect Grayson Rodriguez.
Monday Thoughts: Edition 3
Week of January 20, 2020: Welcome everyone to Edition 3 of Monday Thoughts! We are just 24 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota, and the Orioles are eager to begin the 2020 campaign! Let’s get things started with some hopeful news about the future in Baltimore!