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Seven Baltimore Orioles Minor Leaguers to Play in Arizona Fall League

August 27th, 2014 at 9:44 AM
By Josh Michael

The ever popular breeding ground for future Major League Baseball stars, the Arizona Fall League has announced their preliminary rosters for this fall and the Baltimore Orioles will send seven Minor Leaguers to the desert.

This year's group will be playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs, as players from each MLB organization take part in the Arizona Fall League and rotate as to which team their players play for.

Baltimore will be sending C Michael Ohlman (Bowie), INF Jason Esposito (Frederick), OF Dariel Alvarez (Norfolk) and pitchers Parker Bridwell (Frederick), Zach Davies (Bowie), Mychal Givens (Bowie) and Ashur Tolliver (Bowie).

Each team in the Arizona Fall League has a roster of 35 players and each MLB organization is required to provide seven players subject to the guidelines that allow a player to be eligible.

Last year, both Alvarez and Ohlman were among the Orioles players playing for the Surprise Sequeros that took home the AFL Championship. Alvarez also took part in the MLB Future's Game this season as a member of the World Team.

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Orioles101 Daily Minor League Rundown: 8/26 Affiliates Go 4-2, Frederick Keys Within 1/2 Game

August 27th, 2014 at 7:27 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 (62-75)

Tides win 3-0

  • Christian Walker went 2-4 with a double and RBI
  • Dariel Alvarez went 2-4 with a double, RBI and run scored
  • Miguel Chalas tossed four shutout innings in relief to pick up win in AAA Debut

AA Bowie Baysox (68-68)

Game 1

Baysox win 4-2

  • Chris Marrero and David Freitas hit back-to-back solo homers in the fifth inning
  • Anthony Vaquez allowed two runs over six innings for his 8th win

Game 2

Baysox lose 7-3

  • Chris Marrero went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI
  • David Freitas went 2-3
  • Julio DePaula allowed three runs (two earned) in 3 2/3 innings

High-A Frederick Keys (61-68)

Keys win 5-4, move to within a half game of a wildcard spot

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AL East Standings: Baltimore Orioles Increase Lead to Seven with 4-2 Victory Tuesday Night

August 27th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Josh Michael

It took just over three and a half hours, but the Baltimore Orioles secured their second straight victory with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday Night. Baltimore used some timely two out hitting and some great defense to help increase their lead in the AL East back to seven games.

In one of the longest nine inning games without a rain delay that we can remember, the pitchers seemed to control the pace of the game, while the batters took their time getting into the box and we saw nearly 20 hitters battle to a full count in the game.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth with runners on second and third with two outs, Caleb Joseph delivered a clutch two run single to give the Orioles the lead 2-1.

That wasn't the only key two out hit the Orioles would get. Tampa tied the game in the fifth inning, but in the sixth with two outs and a runner on first, Joseph again came through, this time with a single to set up runners at first and second with two outs for Jonathan Schoop. The bottom of the O's order came through again as Schoop delivered a RBI single to give the Orioles the lead for good at 3-2.

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Please Make the Sunshine Go Away; Baltimore Orioles Inexplicable Day Game Numbers

August 26th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
By Josh Michael

The Baltimore Orioles offense awoke last night with a 9-1 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays that saw the Birds hit back-to-back and back-to-back-to-back home runs for the first time since the team moved to Baltimore. The offense was much welcomed after the Orioles scored four total runs in their three games against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, all of which were day games and that prompted us to examine this team's inexplicable numbers in day games.

Baltimore is 74-55 on the season, and own a six game lead in the AL East over the New York Yankees and are just 2 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A's for the best record in the American League, but it you look at the Birds numbers in the day time, you would not think this is a first place team.

The Orioles are 18-25 this year in day games and are 56-30 in night games. That's quite a discrepancy, especially when you look at it from a winning percentage point of view as their day game winning percentage is .419, while their night game win percentage is .700.

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Orioles101 Daily Minor League Rundown: 8/25 Baltimore Orioles Affiliates Go 2-2

August 26th, 2014 at 7:28 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 (61-75)

Tides lose 6-4

  • Christian Walker went 2-4 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored
  • Henry Urrutia went 4-4 with a double, RBI and run scored
  • Chris Jones allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings of work

AA Bowie Baysox (67-67)

Baysox lose 10-7

  • Mike Ohlman went 3-4 with a double and run scored
  • Kyeong Kang went 2-5 with a home run and three RBI
  • Branden Kline allowed nine runs in 4 2/3 innings in his second AA start

High-A Frederick Keys (60-68)

Keys win 6-0

  • Wynston Sawyer went 3-4 with a RBI and two runs scored
  • Brenden Webb went 2-4 with a RBI and two runs scored
  • Parker Bridwell put on a show as he tossed eight shutout innings, while giving up just one hit and striking out 13
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