One of the biggest factors in the Orioles’ success in 2022 was the much-improved pitching staff and Gold-Glove-caliber defense! In part three of our Orioles 2022 season recap, our Steve Katz dives into the numbers, while also highlighting key contributors:
The 2022 Baltimore Orioles had a year to remember, as they secured their first winning season since 2016! Our Zack Bucklew begins our four-part season recap reviewing the front office moves made prior to and during the season:
The O’s traded away two fan-favorites in Trey Mancini and Jorge López at the MLB Trade Deadline, but they recieved six prospect pitchers in the process. Our Steve Katz highlights O’s GM Mike Elias’ approach of restocking his pitching depth in the minors, while not adding to the big league club:
The Orioles have traded closer Jorge López to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for four pitching prospects. Our Zack Bucklew reports:
The O’s are in Arlington to play the Rangers for a three-game set right before the MLB Trade Deadline! Our Stephen Heckman has your Series Preview:
The Orioles are back over .500, after taking three of four from the Tampa Bay Rays! Our Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting, yet emotional series for the O’s and their fans:
The O’s fought hard against the Yankees over the weekend but ultimately dropped two of three to the division leaders. Our Stephen Heckman recaps the series:
The Orioles had many contributing factors when it came to their recently broken 10-game winning streak, but these three stood out the most! Our Zack Bucklew reports:
The Orioles have won 10 straight games and have swept three consecutive series! Stephen Heckman recaps this brief yet exciting series against the Cubs:
The Orioles have reached the .500 mark and have won nine straight games! But the question is – Where do the O’s go from here? Our Stephen Heckman reports:
The O’s are back in the Windy City, this time on the North Side to play the Chicago Cubs for two! Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
Jorge López is having a career-season out of the bullpen for the O’s, so much so that he’s been selected as the O’s lone representative at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game! Our Justin Sutphin reports:
The O’s completed their first sweep of 2022, defeating the Rangers in all three games played! Stephen Heckman recaps the exciting series:
The O’s had their first winning month since August of 2017 in the month of June! Our Zack Bucklew breaks down the exciting month of Birdland baseball:
It’s not been a smooth ride for O’s closer Jorge López in his big league career. But a change from rotation to bullpen, along with the inspiration of courage and bravery from his son Mikael, López has become one of the game’s best out of the bullpen in 2022. Stephen Heckman reports:
The O’s celebrated Father’s Day weekend with a series win against the Tampa Bay Rays! Justin Sutphin recaps the exciting series:
The O’s came to play in Toronto, as they split their first series with the Blue Jays in 2022. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s split their four-game series with the Royals from Kauffman Stadium. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s are headed north, as they go to the Motor City to play old friend Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers in a three-game set! Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s have taken another series win, as they took two of three from the Kansas City Royals! Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s split their four-game series against the Minnesota Twins, winning the final two games of the series. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s are at it again, as they took two out of three from the Red Sox this weekend from beautiful Camden Yards. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The Orioles won their second series of the season, taking two of three from the Los Angeles Angels. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
With ESPN’s latest MLB Power Rankings having the Orioles as the worst team in baseball to start the season, our very own Stephen Heckman explains that no matter how much the O’s prove people’s expectations wrong, respect will always be rarely mentioned:
The O’s dropped 3 of 4 from the Oakland A’s, in what was a tough series on a lot of notes. Justin Sutphin recaps the series from the Oakland Coliseum:
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. Justin Sutphin has your Series Preview:
The O’s picked up their first series win of 2022, and it happened against the division rival New York Yankees. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
The O’s won their home opener but dropped two of three against the Milwaukee Brewers in their first series at Camden Yards in 2022. Justin Sutphin recaps the series:
For the first time in 2022, the Orioles will play baseball at Camden Yards.
The Orioles were handed a sweep to start the season courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays. Justin Sutphin recaps the opening series:
Opening Day is just over 24 hours away, and the Orioles have officially announced their 2022 Opening Day roster! Stephen Heckman reports:
With the 2022 MLB Offseason off to a busy start, the Orioles have made a move, signing infielder Rougned Odor to a one-year deal.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Orioles headed to the home of the New York Yankees for a three-game set and ended up taking one in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Orioles headed into this three-game series tied for the league’s worst record with the team they were set to face, the Minnesota Twins. Now, the O’s officially have the worst record in the majors.
The Yankees came into Baltimore to reek havoc on the Birds, and they did just that. Well, in the first two games at least.
The Orioles had a chance to break even after a successful road trip. However, the Boston Red Sox and their A.L.-East-leading record stood in the way in this four-game home stand for the Birds.
The Orioles continue their road trip out west, following an impressive series win against a very good Oakland Athletics team. Now with three games against the Mariners next on the schedule, the Orioles have a good chance to make this a very successful road trip.
The Yankees came to visit Camden Yards for the first time this season, and it was a hard fought series for the O’s, who came away with two separate one-run victories in this set.
The Orioles had their hands full this weekend, as the red hot Oakland Athletics made a trip to Camden Yards. The A’s entered this series on an 11-game win streak, while the O’s looked to snap a six-game losing streak to the A’s.
After an opening series sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles headed south for a showdown with Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.
After a clean sweep in Boston, the Orioles head to the Bronx for a three-game set against “The Evil Empire”, the New York Yankees.
O’, happy Monday! Our favorite day of the week is back, and so is Monday Thoughts on The Baltimore Battery. The Orioles have their first of two off days this spring, creating a perfect time for some O’s talk!