Buck notes: Pedro Araujo had a bullpen this week; Chris Tillman pitches Thursday for Norfolk; Hunter Harvey played catch today; Steve Wilkerson going to Sarasota after MRI reveals Grade 2 oblique strain. #Orioles
Dan Duquette, via text, on Colby Rasmus leaving the Orioles: “The Orioles support Colby's decision to step away from baseball. We appreciate his contributions to our team, and we wish him and his family the best. The Orioles will have no further comment."
Can't get more of an arbitrary endpoint than picking June 16, the day Mark Trumbo started feeling good at the plate, but since then, only Anthony Rendon (25) has more batted balls over 100 mph than he does, per Statcast. That HR was his 22nd. #Orioles
With a 1-2-3 fifth, Alex Cobb is through five innings having allowed three runs on three hits. His two unintentional walks have come around the score, and only one of the hits should have been one. The Orioles trail 3-2.
Alex Cobb retired the side in the Phillies sixth on five pitches. He's thrown 80 through six, been quite effective, and is due up fourth in the 7th. The Orioles have two non-catchers to pinch-hit with. This will be interesting.
The bases are loaded after Maikel Franco singled, Alex Cobb hit César Hernández, and Rhys Hoskins hit a ball to 3B that hit off the heel of Tim Beckham's glove for an error. Paul Fry gets Carlos Santana to keep it a one-run game. #Orioles down 3-2.
Chris Davis blocks a 99 mph FB on the outer half the opposite way... where Maikel Franco makes a diving play going to his right. Review says Santana stayed on the bag. Orioles leave them loaded, trail 3-2.