Good morning, Camden Chatters.
We’ll have to attend a bit bit longer to seek out out if the Orioles can bounce again from their three-game sweep by the hands of the Red Sox over the weekend. Their scheduled contest towards the Mariners final evening was rained out, rescheduled as a doubleheader beginning at 4:05 this afternoon.
However whereas the 2021 Orioles weren’t in motion final evening, a number of members of the 2020 Orioles have been — for various groups. Final 12 months’s O’s house runs chief, Renato Nunez, made his debut for the Detroit Tigers after changing the injured Miguel Cabrera on the roster. And wouldn’t you already know it: Nunez blasted a house run in his first sport, together with a double. Yeah, he’s nonetheless bought pop.
Elsewhere, Alex Cobb, the Orioles’ co-leader in begins in 2020, placed on a stunning present in his second begin for the Angels. In 5.2 innings towards the Royals, Cobb racked up an eye-popping 10 strikeouts — one thing he hadn’t carried out since 2014, and by no means got here near doing for the Orioles (his single-game excessive in strikeouts for the Birds was seven). Cobb has 17 whiffs in two video games this 12 months.
One of many hitters Cobb struck out in that sport was his former O’s teammate Hanser Alberto, who has already endeared himself as a clubhouse favorite in Kansas Metropolis. Alberto entered yesterday with three doubles this 12 months, most on the membership.
And enjoying protection behind Cobb, simply as he did final season in Baltimore, was shortstop Jose Iglesias, who loved a multi-hit sport. Iglesias’s offense for the Angels hasn’t been anyplace close to the not possible normal he set final 12 months for the Orioles, however he’s continued to flash his regular stellar leather-based.
All in all, 9 members of final 12 months’s Orioles have logged enjoying time with different main league groups this 12 months. Except for the 4 already talked about, there are 5 aid pitchers: Mychal Givens (Rockies), Miguel Castro (Mets), Richard Bleier (Marlins), Carson Fulmer (Reds), and Tommy Milone (Blue Jays). Coming into yesterday, that quintet had mixed for a 2.49 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 19 video games. The present Orioles’ threadbare bullpen may most likely use a few these guys.
That’s to not say the Orioles made a mistake in parting methods with these 9 gamers. Their causes have been comprehensible for a rebuilding membership; lots of these guys have been traded for intriguing prospects, whereas others merely didn’t present sufficient manufacturing to justify their escalating salaries. And it’s not as if that assortment of gamers would vault the 2021 Orioles into contenders in the event that they have been nonetheless on the staff.
Nonetheless, it’s okay if you happen to miss a few of these current ex-Orioles and hope they proceed enjoying properly for his or her new groups this 12 months. Because the O’s roster churn continues, we will be positive there are going to be much more ex-Orioles enjoying elsewhere within the coming months and years.
Maikel Franco’s bat may be heating up as he moves to cleanup spot – Steve Melewski
The Orioles didn’t find yourself enjoying final evening, however they did have a lineup posted earlier than the rainout. Brandon Hyde supplied loads of modifications to ruminate over, together with this one…
Mountcastle lowered to sixth in order (game postponed) – School of Roch
…and this one, too. The Orioles’ wunderkind rookie from a 12 months in the past getting demoted within the lineup, simply 10 video games into the season, isn’t precisely an important flip of occasions for a rebuilding membership.
Cedric Mullins hitting well from left side – Orioles.com
One man who received’t be dropping his spot within the lineup anytime quickly is Cedric Mullins, who’s virtually carrying the O’s offense proper now. And he seems like he’s been hitting lefty-on-lefty his complete life, despite the fact that he simply began a couple of month in the past.
Orioles birthdays and historical past
Is right this moment your birthday? Completely satisfied birthday! You’ve got only one O’s birthday buddy, however he’s a fan favourite: Steve Pearce turns 38 right this moment. The utility man had three stints with the membership through the profitable 2012-2016 run, and he performed a giant function within the Birds’ AL East title in 2014 with an out-of-nowhere .293/.373/.556 batting line with 21 homers and 49 RBIs. Pearce later was the World Series MVP for the 2018 Pink Sox, however we attempt not to consider that.
On at the present time in 1954, the Baltimore Orioles performed their first sport in staff historical past, after the franchise moved from St. Louis the earlier 12 months. Future World Sequence excellent game-thrower Don Larsen began the Birds’ opener and threw a whole sport, however gave up three solo homers within the Orioles’ 3-0 loss in Detroit. The Tigers’ Steve Gromek tossed a shutout, placing out 9.
On this date in 1966, three Corridor of Fame Orioles mixed to take down the Pink Sox at Fenway Park, as Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson (in his second sport as an Oriole), and Jim Palmer all hit house runs throughout the first two innings. Oh, and Palmer additionally threw a whole sport — he may pitch a bit bit, too.
And on at the present time in 1996, the Orioles pulled off a comeback, walkoff win over the Twins to enhance to 9-1, their finest 10-game begin in staff historical past. In a sport they as soon as trailed 6-1, the O’s tied the rating on a B.J. Surhoff two-run homer within the eighth, then received it on Brady Anderson’s game-ending blast within the ninth. (Brady’s dinger got here towards Twins reliever Pat Mahomes, now finest recognized for having a moderately well-known son.)