Notes on DJ Stewart, GCL opener and more, plus a Chris Tillman take

Checking in with a variety of news and notes and wrapping this up with another look at Chris Tillman's season: * The collegiate honors have been rolling in for the Orioles' first-round draft pick, Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart. He was recently named first team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America. Stewart earlier claimed first team honors from the National Collegiate ... read more

From Frederick to Bowie: Trey Mancini's bat says hot in Eastern League

First baseman Trey Mancini got off to a slow start at Single-A Frederick this year. When April came to a close, he was batting just .244. But Mancini's bat took off in May and he has stayed hot this month, as well. He was playing so well that the Orioles moved him up to Double-A Bowie on June 5 and he has continued to hit ... read more

Wild day: O's blow seven-run lead then beat Toronto by four runs

The Orioles lost a big lead but got the game to produce a big win. Leading 7-0 after the top of the second, the O's saw Toronto score the game's next nine runs to lead 9-7. But the Orioles stormed back to score the game's final six runs and post an important and impressive 13-9 win. With the game tied 9-9 in the ninth, the ... read more

O's game blog: Chris Tillman tries to reverse struggles against Toronto today

Today, the Orioles will try to win a series in Toronto in which they start a pitcher they did not draft and face a Blue Jays team starting one they did. Chris Tillman (5-7, 5.58 ERA) pitches against right-hander Scott Copeland (1-1, 2.57 ERA). Tillman is 0-3 this year with an ERA of 12.51 against Toronto. He has allowed seven runs in two starts, and ... read more

Jason Esposito retires, plus draft notes and more

A few notes this morning on O's minor leaguers, some draft pick news and a few notes on the Orioles: * The Orioles drafted third baseman Jason Esposito in the second round in 2011 out of Vanderbilt. He won a minor league Gold Glove for his defensive play at Single-A Frederick last year. But earlier this week, Esposito told club officials he is retiring from ... read more

Wei-Yin Chen: "I don't worry about anything between me and the Orioles' officials"

FREDERICK, Md. - Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen got his outing in tonight at Single-A Frederick and pitched three scoreless innings against the Wilmington Blue Rocks before a torrential storm forced the game to be suspended after four innings. Chen gave up just one hit - a first-inning, two-out double - and fanned two without a walk. He threw 35 pitches, 25 for strikes. He is ... read more

O'Day escapes eighth as Orioles beat Blue Jays behind Machado's three-hit day

This time not only did Darren O'Day's escape act keep a team off the board but it may have served to provide some momentum for the Orioles offense. After O'Day stranded the bases loaded in the eighth this afternoon, the O's scored three in the ninth to break a 2-2 tie and beat Toronto 5-3. Manny Machado added three hits and two RBIs. With the ... read more

O's game blog: Gausman starts against Toronto, plus Mychal Givens notes

The Orioles are still looking for their first win of the year at Rogers Centre in Toronto. They are 0-4 there and 3-7 overall in 10 games against the Blue Jays. Mike Wright's outing of 1 1/3 innings last night was the shortest by an O's starter this year. Five times in 2015 O's starters have pitched three or fewer innings. Once it was due ... read more