O’s take one game, drop series to Jays: Series Recap 8/30/21 – 9/1/21

The Orioles visited Rogers Centre for the first time since 2019 to face the Blue Jays. And during this series, the O’s did something they seldom do in that stadium, win a game.

Orioles visit Blue Jays at Rogers Centre for first time since 2019: Series Preview 8/30/21 – 9/1/21

This August has been arguably the worst month in Orioles history. With two games left on the calendar this month, the Birds are currently 3-23. To make matters worse, the Orioles now travel to Rogers Centre, a stadium where they have been historically bad in recent years.

O’s wrap up home stand with 3 against Rays: Series Preview 8/27/21 – 8/29/21

After coming off a beautiful series victory over the Angels, the Orioles now host the best the American League has to offer, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Losing streak reaches 18 games after sweep by Braves: Series Recap 8/20/21 – 8/22/21

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.

O’s host Braves at Camden Yards for 3 games: Series Preview 8/20/21 – 8/22/21

The joy of baseball. The Orioles just finished up one series against the leader of the A.L. East, and now they get to see the leader of the N.L. East. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; whoever makes the schedules sucks.

O’s losing streak reaches 15 after sweep from Rays: Series Recap 8/17/21 – 8/19/21

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.

O’s finish up road trip with 4 at Trop to face Rays: Series Preview 8/16/21 – 8/19/21

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.

O’s get swept by Tigers, head north to Boston: Series Recap 8/10/21 – 8/12/21

For the final time in 2021, the Orioles and Tigers met up for a series, this time from beautiful Camden Yards.

Tigers come to visit OPACY for 3 games: Series Preview 8/10/21 – 8/12/21

The cheating manager, also known as AJ Hinch, and his quickly rebuilding Tigers are set to take on the Orioles for a three-game set from beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards beginning tonight.

Orioles take one game from Yankees in Bronx: Series Recap 8/2/21 – 8/4/21

The Orioles headed to the home of the New York Yankees for a three-game set and ended up taking one in the Bronx.

O’s, Tigers split series in Detroit: Series Recap 7/29/21 – 8/1/21

The Orioles headed into Detroit to face the Tigers, and, believe it or not, it was a battle of two teams playing fantastic baseball since the All-Star Break.

O’s head to Detroit to play Tigers in four: Series Preview 7/29/21 – 8/1/21

Jonathan Schoop once called Baltimore home and gave the Orioles a steady presence at second base for years to come. Now, he once again will be across the diamond, as the former Oriole will be on the home team for the Motor City, Detroit Tigers, to open up a four-game set.

Sweep, there it is! O’s take down Nats in three: Series Recap 7/23/21 – 7/25/21

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.

Battle of the Beltway Part 2, Nats come to Baltimore: Series Preview 7/23/21 – 7/25/21

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.

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?

Orioles begin second half with series victory: Series Recap 7/16/21 – 7/18/21

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!

O’s, Jays take game each in postponed 3-game set: Series Recap 7/6/21 – 7/8/21

With only two series left before the All-Star Break, the Blue Jays traveled to OPACY to start the first of these last two sets. It was the third meeting between the O’s and Jays in a month. I’ll tell you, I am a fan of the Blue Jays’ uniforms, but I’m tired of seeing them.

O’s, Jays matchup for third series in month span: Series Preview 7/6/21 – 7/8/21

Since June 18, the Orioles and Blue Jays have spent a lot of time together, enough for seven games since that date. This Tuesday through Thursday, the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays make their way into Camden Yards for games eight, nine, and 10 on the season. Mind you, it’s not even the All-Star Break yet.

O’s dominate in Houston, sweep Astros in 3 games: Series Recap 6/28/21 – 6/30/31

This one ought to be fun! Cedric Mullins and the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Minute Maid Park in Houston and dominated. After being outscored 26-3 in their last meet up a week ago, the Orioles turned around and one-upped the Astros this time around. Literally, the O’s scored 27 in this series!

O’s, Astros meet again for 3 games: Series Preview 6/28/21 – 6/30/21

For the second time in two weeks, the Orioles are matched up against the powerhouse Houston Astros. In their last meeting, the Astros outscored the Orioles 26-3 in three games at Camden Yards. This time around, the Orioles will have a shot at Zack Greinke at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

O’s take 1, lose series against Jays

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.

O’s snap losing streak, drop series to Blue Jays: Series Recap 6/18/21 – 6/20/21

The Orioles had the chance to host the Blue Jays for the first time this season. After a very tough fought series, the O’s eventually dropped this three-game set, one that could be deemed as a home run derby for the Orioles.

O’s swept by Indians, lose 8 straight games: Series Recap 6/14/21 – 6/17/21

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.

O’s head to Cleveland to begin four-game set: Series Preview 6/14/21 – 6/17/21

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.

O’s, Mets split two-game set in Baltimore: Series Recap 6/8/21 – 6/9/21

The NL East leading Mets came to visit Camden Yards for a mid-week two-game set that was split with one win by each team. In both games, the victor scored at least 10 runs, with the Mets scoring 14 in their win Wednesday night. These two games looked like football scores!

Mets visit Camden Yards for two-game set: Series Preview 6/8/21 – 6/9/21

For the second time this season, the Mets and Orioles will face off in inter-league play. In the first two games this season, the Mets got the better of the Orioles, winning both of those games, one on a walk-off in the ninth inning.

O’s swept by Rays, head to DC for 3 against Nats: Series Recap 5/18/21 – 5/20/21

Finally, the Orioles played someone in the A.L. East other than the Red Sox or Yankees. The Tampa Bay Rays came to town for a three-game set, their first three meetings this season.

Mets sweep O’s in short set: Series Recap 5/11/21 – 5/12/21

The Orioles paid a visit to beautiful Citi Field in New York, as the O’s and Mets took part in a short two-game interleague series, one that featured a fantastic pitcher’s duel in game one and the return of “The Dark Knight” to his old stomping grounds in game two.

O’s avoid being swept, take series finale from Red Sox: Series Recap 5/7/21 – 5/10/21

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.

O’s take series against A’s in Oakland: Series Recap 4/30/21 – 5/2/21

In what was a hard fought series, the Orioles came away with a series win against the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles visited the Coliseum in Oakland, a stadium in which the O’s historically play under par. This weekend, however, the Orioles were ready to play and were able to steal a series victory from theContinue reading “O’s take series against A’s in Oakland: Series Recap 4/30/21 – 5/2/21”

Orioles split four-game set with Yankees: Series Recap 4/26/21 – 4/29/21

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.

Oriole split two-game set with Marlins: Series Recap 4/21/21 – 4/22/21

The Orioles headed into Miami this week in search of their first back-to-back series wins of the season. Unfortunately, they were unable to win the series, instead splitting it one game a piece.

O’s sweep Boston in series opener: Series Recap 4/2/21 – 4/4/21

There’s no better way to start a season than with a series sweep on the road. For the first time since 2017, the Orioles did just that, taking all three games of this first series over the Red Sox at Fenway.

Monday Thoughts 2021: Edition 5

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!

SpringNotes 2021: Edition 1

Today was the first day of Spring Training 2021, and a lot of information was presented to Birdland. So, with that being said, The Baltimore Battery brings to you SpringNotes! It’s like SparkNotes, but for Orioles spring training!

Orioles sign former All-Star Matt Harvey to minor league deal

The Orioles have decided to roll the dice on another former All-Star, signing right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey to a minor league deal, just 10 days after signing Félix Hernández to a similar deal. Harvey, a former Met, Red, Angel, and Royal will make $1 million if he makes the team.