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Baltimore Orioles’ Players to Play in Arizona Fall League Announced

September 2nd, 2015 at 11:21 AM
By Josh Michael

One of our favorite things of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, where several of the games top prospects get placed on teams and play against one another for a month and a half. The Baltimore Orioles' players that will play in the AFL this year were announced on Tuesday.

Baltimore's players will be a part of the Peoria Javelinas, and will be joined by players from the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners organizations.

On Tuesday, five of the seven O's players that will take part in the Arizona Fall League were announced, along with two pitching spots being listed as TBA.

It is believed that one of the two TBA pitching spots will be filled by highly touted pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, who is currently in a throwing program and has not pitched this season.

The five that were announced were pitchers Jon Keller and Donnie Hart, catcher Chance Sisco, infielder Adrian Marin, and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski.

If Harvey joins the group heading to the AFL, that will make at least five (could be six if the other TBA spot goes to one) of the O's top 30 prospects that will be playing this fall:

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Minor League Rundown: 9/1 Baltimore Orioles Affiliates Go 3-2, Mike Wright Tosses Gem

September 2nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
By Josh Michael

Here is your daily Baltimore Orioles Minor League rundown with quick game summaries for each of the Orioles Minor League affiliates for the day. Keep in mind that we have kept this to the five major affiliates, but will give you periodic updates on the Orioles DSL and GCL teams as well throughout the summer.

'Camden Yards 3rd base replacement' photo (c) 2011, Keith Allison - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

AAA Norfolk Tides (76-61)

Tides win 6-3

  • Henry Urrutia went 2-3 with a RBI, walk and a run scored
  • Junior Lake went 1-1 with a double, three RBI, three walks and a run scored
  • Mike Wright tossed six shutout innings while allowing just two hits, one walk and struck out three. Needed just 65 pitches to do so

AA Bowie Baysox (76-59)

Baysox lose 5-2

  • Mike Yastrzemski went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored
  • Quincy Latimore went 1-4 with a home run, RBI and a run scored. HR was hit 17th of the season
  • David Hess allowed four runs on six hits, two walks and struck out four over 3 1/3 innings

High-A Frederick Keys (62-72)

Keys lose 8-5

  • Derek Peterson went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored
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News and Notes: Baltimore Orioles Losing Skid Hits Six, Roster Moves, and More

September 2nd, 2015 at 7:52 AM
By Josh Michael

It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes. In today's edition, we talk about the O's dropping their sixth straight on Tuesday, the roster moves made by the O's, and the AAA Norfolk Tides earn some season honors.

O's drop sixth straight, lose 11-2 to Tampa Bay Rays

On a night that had all the makings of a turnaround game for the Orioles with the celebration of Cal Ripken Jr.'s 20th anniversary of the 2,131 game, the numbers hung on the Warehouse, and Cal throwing out the first pitch, but it was not meant to be as the O's fell 11-2.

Chris Tillman worked three scoreless innings before the wheels fell off in the fourth with four runs, and the scoring brigade continued with four more in the fifth, two in the seventh and one in the eighth. For Tillman, he lasted just 4 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits, two walks and he struck out five. It marked the third time this season that Tillman has allowed seven runs, and it snapped a three-game streak of tossing at least six innings.

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Manny Machado Started at SS for Baltimore Orioles Monday, Sign of Things to Come?

September 1st, 2015 at 11:14 AM
By Josh Michael

The game itself was not much fun for Baltimore Orioles fans to watch on Monday, but the fact that Manny Machado was starting at shortstop made it somewhat of a must-see event.

Machado played shortstop during his professional career before being called up in 2012 to play third base. Entering Monday night, he had one appearance at shortstop in his MLB career, and that occurred earlier this season.

Since being called up, Machado has become a verified star, and has already won both a Gold Glove and a Platinum Glove at third base, despite the fact he had been a shortstop his entire career before coming to the big leagues.

Machado is one of those players that you almost know you are going to see something phenomenal every night defensively.

Monday, we got to see that defensive prowess in its' natural position, shortstop, and Machado did not disappoint. He made a terrific play deep in the hole, made a strong throw, and thanks to a little help from a nice pick by Matt Wieters at first, Machado was able to turn a hit into an out.

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Minor League Rundown: 8/31 Baltimore Orioles Affiliates Go 2-2, Baysox Clinch Playoff Berth

September 1st, 2015 at 9:30 AM
By Josh Michael

Here is your daily Baltimore Orioles Minor League rundown with quick game summaries for each of the Orioles Minor League affiliates for the day. Keep in mind that we have kept this to the five major affiliates, but will give you periodic updates on the Orioles DSL and GCL teams as well throughout the summer.

'Camden Yards 3rd base replacement' photo (c) 2011, Keith Allison - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

AAA Norfolk Tides (75-61)

Tides lose 3-1

  • Audry Perez went 1-3 with a home run, RBI and a run scored
  • Michael Almanzar went 2-3
  • Chris Jones allowed three runs on nine hits, zero walks and struck out six over seven innings. Has a 2.96 ERA this season

AA Bowie Baysox (76-58)

Baysox win 7-4, scored four runs in bottom of 8th to win, clinched playoff berth with win

  • Trey Mancini went 1-3 with a home run, RBI, walk and three runs scored. Hitting .348 this season with Bowie
  • Glynn Davis went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored
  • Chris Lee allowed three runs on seven hits, two walks and struck out three over five innings pitched. Has a 2.73 ERA this season

High-A Frederick Keys (62-71)

Keys off Monday

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