If Orioles manager Buck Showalter was waiting for Jake Arrieta to pitch his way out of his funk, he found out it wasn’t going to happen Friday night at Camden Yards. He just didn’t find out early enough.
Wei-Yin Chen out-dueled Red Sox Starter Josh Beckett
The defense was every bit as sloppy as it has been all year. The pitching was worse than it has been most of the season, especially the bullpen. But, in Boston last night, the Orioles rediscovered an old friend—the offense—as they beat the Red Sox 8-6 in 10 innings.
An outing that began looking as if Jake Arrieta was putting things back together again ended more reminiscent of every outing he’s had in the last month.
Facing an ace is no easy task, especially when trying to snap a 5-game losing streak. When a team knows after the first inning it will have to score at least 6 runs to win, the task can seem daunting.
The Orioles and Rays battle for A.L. East supremacy for the second time this season. After a hot start, Baltimore is looking more and more like the team everyone expected them to be, but Buck Showalter still has faith.
The Blue Jays completed the sweep of the Orioles in Toronto on Wednesday, hitting four solo home runs off of Jason Hammel to seal the deal.
A second straight awful performance from their starting pitcher, and shoddy defense conspired to doom the Orioles in Toronto Tuesday night.
The Orioles entered Monday night trying to avoid tying a season-high 3-game losing streak. The offense let a golden opportunity slip away in the 3rd, and starter Tommy Hunter had one of his worst outings as an Oriole. Toronto took game one of the three-game series, 6-2.
The Orioles today announced that they have signed CF Adam Jones to a six-year contract through the 2018 season.