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Minor league notes on Norfolk's pitching, Dosch, O'Brien and more

The Triple-A Norfolk Tides are off to an 8-4 start after beating Gwinnett 1-0 at Harbor Park last night. Right-hander Mike Wright pitched six scoreless innings and is 2-0 with a 1.72 ERA. After allowing three runs in his first 2015 outing, Wright has put together 12 scoreless innings over his past two starts. Tides pitchers have been good all year. Their starters have worked ... read more

Remembering Keith Lupton and his distinguished career in minor league baseball

Longtime Baltimore baseball fans may remember the 1993 season. Baltimore was home for a season to two baseball teams. The Orioles played at shiny, new Camden Yards, while the Double-A Bowie Baysox played at old Memorial Stadium. It was the first year for the Baysox franchise and, despite horrendous weather on the eve of the season and a big league team taking attention away from ... read more

Bad day at the office: Errors, walks lead to loss in rain-shortened game at Fenway Park

With a chance to win the series and move into first place in the American League East, the Orioles fell flat today. They allowed five unearned runs on three errors and had just four hits in a rain-shortened 7-1 loss to Boston. Play was halted before the bottom of the seventh and the game was not resumed after a 1-hour, 42-minute rain delay. So, it ... read more

O's game blog: Pitching strong during series at Fenway Park

In the Red Sox's series against the Washington Nationals last week, they scored 22 runs in taking two of three games. The Red Sox have scored seven runs in losing two of the first three against the Orioles. After the O's bullpen was scored upon in each of the season's first 10 games, creating some concern, the club's relievers have pitched scoreless ball in back-to-back ... read more

With fewer strikeouts and more line drives, Adam Jones off to a sizzling start

We sure don't have enough at-bats or a large enough sample size to fully analyze why Adam Jones is off to such a blistering start at the plate. But looking at some of his plate discipline stats from FanGraphs, there are a few trends developing through 12 games for Jones. So far, he is striking out much less, swinging a bit less at pitches outside ... read more

Adam Jones ties career high with five RBIs as O's win 8-3 at Fenway Park

For the Orioles, it was another good day at Fenway Park. For outfielder Adam Jones, it was another good day at the plate. Jones had four hits, including a homer, and drove in five runs to tie his career high as the Orioles beat Boston 8-3 for their seventh win in their last eight games at Fenway. The Orioles and Red Sox are both now ... read more

O's game blog: The Orioles are 6-1 in last seven games at Fenway Park

The Orioles picked up another win at Fenway Park on Saturday. Today they look to gain a 2-1 edge in this four-game series that ends Monday. The Orioles are 6-1 in their last seven games at Fenway dating to last year and have outscored Boston 38-21 in those games. The Orioles are 23-11 at Boston since July 19, 2011. Maybe they just love the green. ... read more

Dylan Bundy makes progress with his secondary pitches and the O's bounce back

Granted, when judging Dylan Bundy so far this season, we're just going by a stat sheet of just six innings over two outings. However, as he continues to make his way back from his June 2013 Tommy John surgery, O's top pitching prospect Bundy said he made progress last night. He gave up two runs over three innings Friday night against Erie. In his first ... read more