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How the Cole Hamels Trade Affects the Baltimore Orioles

July 30th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
By Josh Michael

The biggest news to come out in regards to the MLB Trade Deadline on Wednesday was the reported trade of Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Believe it or not, the trade has multiple effects on the Baltimore Orioles.

First off, we think everyone will agree with us here, it's about time Hamels got traded, so we can finally move on from this, jeesh.

Now to the topic at hand, how does the Hamels trade affect the O's?

Before we give our answers, let us first lay out what the reported trade appears to be:

The Rangers acquired Hamels, reliever Jake Diekman, and $9.5MM in cash for veteran lefty Matt Harrison, pitching prospects Jake Thompson, Alec Asher, and Jerad Eickhoff, catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, and outfield prospect Nick Williams.

Now that the trade details are out there, let's get to how this impacts the Orioles. We have laid the reasons out below, and in no particular order in terms of importance.

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Minor League Rundown: 7/29 Baltimore Orioles Affiliates Go 3-4, Tyler Wilson Tosses Gem

July 30th, 2015 at 9:53 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 (60-43)

Tides win 2-0

  • Henry Urrutia went 2-5 with a double
  • Michael Almanzar went 1-4 with a double and a RBI
  • Tyler Wilson tossed seven shutout innings, while allowing five hits, one walk and struck out four. Has a 3.05 ERA with Norfolk this season

AA Bowie Baysox (58-45)

Baysox win 2-1

  • David Freitas went 3-4 with two doubles and a RBI
  • Tucker Nathans went 2-4 with a run scored, hitting .291 since being promoted to AA
  • Terry Doyle allowed one run on six hits, one walk and struck out two over seven innings pitched, has a 1.97 ERA with Bowie this season

High-A Frederick Keys (49-55)

Keys lose 4-2

  • Conor Bierfeldt went 1-4 with two RBI
  • Wynston Sawyer went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored
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News and Notes: Baltimore Orioles Complete Sweep, MLB Trade Deadline Looming, and More

July 30th, 2015 at 8:14 AM
By Josh Michael

It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes. In today's sweep edition, we talk about the O's completing their sweep of the Atlanta Braves, the quickly approaching MLB Trade Deadline, and we preview the pitching matchups against the Detroit Tigers.

O's complete sweep with 2-0 victory

Looking to extend their winning streak to five games and complete the sweep against the visiting Atlanta Braves, the Orioles did just that thanks to a couple of home runs and an outstanding performance from Chris Tillman.

Tillman was outstanding for Baltimore and came just one out shy of his second career complete game shutout. Tillman tossed 8 2/3 shutout innings while allowing just four hits, zero walks and striking out two. Despite the 8 2/3 innings, Tillman only needed 95 pitches to get there. His command was as good as we have seen this season and he continued to look like the guy we saw the last few years.

Tillman is now 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA over his last six outings, and he has allowed just one earned run in his three starts since the All-Star Break.

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Minor League Rundown: 7/28 Baltimore Orioles Affiliates Go 6-3, Ryan Mountcastle Homers

July 29th, 2015 at 9:23 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 (59-43)

Tides lose 6-0

  • Henry Urrutia went 1-3 with a double and a walk
  • Audry Perez went 1-3 with a walk
  • Eddie Gamboa allowed four runs on five hits, four walks and struck out six over 6 2/3 innings pitched

AA Bowie Baysox (57-45)

Baysox win 6-3

  • Ozzie Martinez went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run scored
  • Quincy Latimore went 2-3 with a double, home run, RBI, walk and two runs scored
  • Joe Gunkel allowed three runs on five hits, zero walks and struck out four over six innings pitched

High-A Frederick Keys (49-54)

Keys lose 7-4

  • Austin Wynns went 2-4 with a double, RBI and a run scored
  • Wynston Sawyer went 1-3 with a double, two RBI, walk and a run scored
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News and Notes: Baltimore Orioles Extend Win Streak, Chris Davis Homers Twice, and More

July 29th, 2015 at 7:49 AM
By Josh Michael

It's time for your daily dose of Baltimore Orioles news and notes. In today's series winning edition, we talk about the O's extending their win streak to four games, Chris Davis's two homer night, and the emotional roller coaster that was Ubaldo Jimenez's start.

O's win 7-3, extend win streak to four

The O's clinched their third series win out of their last four thanks to a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday Night.

After Atlanta jumped up 2-0 before the O's even got an at bat, Baltimore proceeded to score seven unanswered runs, including three in the bottom of the first thanks to the first of two homers from Chris Davis.

Despite the seven runs, the Orioles did not even crack double digits in the hit column with nine on the night, but they found other ways to get on base. The lineup tallied four walks, including two from Caleb Joseph, as well as a hit by pitch, so while they may have had just nine hits, they totaled 14 base runners, which is the key number. Baltimore will look for the series sweep tonight with Chris Tillman on the mound.

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