Update on Machado and Minor League news.


Update on Manny Machado : via Orioles.com

 The Orioles announced Tuesday night that Manny Machado has been diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain after an MRI taken earlier in the day. Machado was not available for an interview — with most of the team’s players gone given the rainout — and the Orioles said an update on his condition will be provided on Wednesday.

Speculating any kind of timetable for Machado, who exited Monday night’s game with the injury, is impossible at this point without any more information on the extent of the sprain and where the damage is. At this point, the Orioles are still gathering information and trying to determine whether Machado will go to the disabled list.

An X-ray taken on Machado on Monday night came back negative, and manager Buck Showalter — who knew a little bit more than he let on to reporters on Tuesday — said he felt optimistic but was still waiting to find out what the doctors thought.

“I haven’t heard anything negative,” Showalter said of Machado, who had the MRI around 2:30 p.m. “Manny seems to be in good spirits. That’s good. So we’ll see what the day brings.”

Down on the Farm

The Norfolk Tides lost 7-5 to the Buffalo Bisons tonight. Christian Walker (14th), Steve Lombardozzi (24th), Brian Ward (19th) and Jimmy Paredes (16th) all drove in runs. The rumor going around is that the Orioles are eying to call up third basemen Cord Phelps if Manny Machado goes on the DL. In 97 games with the Tides, Phelps is batting .258 with 7 home runs, 49 RBIs and 2 steals. Phelps can also play second base. Cord has played 53 big league games with the Cleveland Indians, in those games Phelps was batting .159 with 2 home runs and 11 RBI’s.

The Bowie Baysox lost 2-0, Eddie Gamboa pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 earn runs. Gamboa also walked 3 and struck out 7. Niuman Romero, Kyeong Kang, Glynn Davis and David Freitas all had hits for the Baysox.


Jonathan Schoop = Future All-Star, Here to stay.

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I had to do it, I run a fan page for Jonathan Schoop on twitter, @TeamSchoop. Ive been getting a lot of negative comments about Schoop’s recent play. And well i’m going to back him up.

First off, Schoop is still on 22 years old. Yeah, maybe he should of started the season in Double-A or even Triple-A but that didn’t happen. Buck Showalter saw something in Schoop, something that could help the team right now. And if not for Schoop who would be the second basemen? Ryan Flaherty? Jemile Weeks? Steve Lombardozzi? Maybe, but in my mind Schoop is the best choice for us. He is a future gold glover hands down. He is a wiz at 2nd base. Schoop could even develop into a decent third basemen, but with Machado there i don’t see that ever happening. Schoop at second is where he belongs.

Second, When Schoop has been hitting well, everyone cheers for him. Schoop is batting .211 (Better than Chris Davis) with 31 runs, 8 home runs and 27 RBI’s. No one even thought he would produce those kind of numbers already. Its hard to sit back and let people talk and complain. “Schoop Sucks” “Sign Back Roberts” “Send Schoop to the minors”….and so on. But when he does break out, and everyone loves him, ill remember all the “fans” who doubted Schoop. And ill remember the true fans who have always had his back.

Sorry for the blog rant but enough is enough. If you could do better than why aren’t you with the Orioles..starting? Buck see’s a star in Schoop and so do i. Give the kid a shot, hes been doing well for us. It takes time to make a star. Everyone struggles, everyone gets in slumps. But it time everyone will see how good Jonathan Schoop really is.


Orioles win in Gausman’s strong outting


Kevin Gausman proved that he deserves to be in the Orioles rotation. In my opinion this was Kevin’s best start. Guasman had a perfect game going into the 4th. Kevin Gausman’s final pitching stats were 7.0 IP, 3H, 3ER, 3 BB, 2Ks : 96 pitches – 56 strikes. Kevin Gausman is now 5-3.

Darren O’Day came in the 8th inning to pitch. O’day struck out 2 of the 3 hitters he faced. Darren is such a huge key part to the Orioles pen.

Zach Britton came on in the 9th to pick up his 21st save of the season.

Adam Jones stayed hot in the 1st inning, Blasting his 21st home run of the season. Jones finished 2 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBI

David Lough (9th) and Ryan Flaherty (16th) both drove in RBI’s for the Orioles.

Final Box Score

Markakis: 0 – 4
Machado: 1 – 4
Jones: 2 – 4, HR, 2RBI
Cruz: 0 – 4
Pearce: 1 – 3
Hardy: 0 – 3
Lough: 1 – 3, 2B, RBI
Flaherty: 1 – 3, RBI
Joseph: 0 – 3

Scoring Summary

Bottom 1st:

        Adam Jones homered to deep center, Manny Machado scored
        LAA 0 – BAL 2

Bottom 4th:

        David Lough doubled to left, Steve Pearce scored
        LAA 0 – BAL 3

        Ryan Flaherty singled to shallow left, David Lough scored
        LAA 0 – BAL 4

Orioles 7/30 lineup and notes


The Orioles will face the Angels tonight at 7PM. Orioles will sent Kevin Gausman to the hill to face Garrett Richards of the Angels. Richards is a tough pitchers. Orioles need to get their bats going early.

Kevin Guasman (4-3, 3.67 ERA) will look to be a spark for the Orioles. Gausman is ready to shine and i can see tonight being a big game for him.

Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop are both out of the lineup for the 2nd day. David Lough will get the start in LF. Why not keep in Delmon Young?

Will Jon Lester be an Oriole but game time?


Orioles Lineup

1. Nick Markakis – RF
2. Manny Machado – 3B
3. Adam Jones – CF
4. Nelson Cruz – LF
5. Steve Pearce -1B
6. J.J. Hardy – SS
7. David Lough – LF
8. Ryan Flaherty – 2B
9. Caleb Joseph – C

Orioles 7/29 Lineup and notes


Tonight’s Orioles lineup: RF Markakis, 3B Machado, CF Jones, LF Cruz, DH Young, SS Hardy, 1B Pearce, 2B Flaherty, C Hundley — SP Tillman

Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop are both out of the lineup.

The Orioles have recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk and placed LHP T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list.

The Orioles signed 20-yr old Gionel Santa out of the DR. 6-2, 195 lb right-handed power hitter. Plays third base. Reported by Brittany Ghiroli

Orioles Unlikely To Move Top Young Arms, Not In On Kurt Suzuki

By Jeff Todd – MLBTradeRumors.com

The Orioles have given multiple executives the impression that they are unwilling to deal any of their best young pitching prospects to add to the MLB roster, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman lists Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, and Hunter Harvey as the prospects that the team seems uninterested in dealing.

“We are looking for pitching depth,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Sherman. “We are going to try to supplement our team.” As Duqutte’s words seem to indicate, a less costly arm appears to be the more likely outcome for Baltimore.

Additionally, a source tells Sherman that the team is not in on Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, though catcher remains another area that the Orioles are looking into. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports also just reported (on Twitter) that the club is not going after Suzuki. Baltimore had appeared one of the few good matches for Suzuki, who seems to have a fairly small market but remains perhaps the most attractive available backstop.

Orioles win 3-2 in extras to secure a 6-4 road trip.

The Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday. T.J. McFarland picked up his 4th win of the season and Zach Britton notched his 20th save. Sunday’s Starter Miguel Gonzalez went 6 innings giving up 8 hits, 2 walks, 1 earn run and 1 strike out.

Manny Machado was back on his game going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. And his 2nd was the game winner. Jonthan Schoop went 2 for 3 and also drove in a run.

The Orioles now hold a record of 58-46 and is still in first place. Baltimore will come back home Tuesday to face the Angels. Chris Tillman (7-5) is scheduled to make the start against Jered Weaver.

Orioles News

The Orioles will place left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list, losing him for a minimum of three days, and add another arm prior to Tuesday’s series opener against the Angels.

McFarland’s grandmother, who was recently transferred to hospice care, passed away Sunday.

Orioles updated Top 10 Prospect list looks like this.
1- Dylan Bundy, RHP
2- Hunter Harvey, RHP
3- Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
4- Chance Sisco, C
5- Christian Walker, 1B
6- Josh Hart, OF
7- Tim Berry, LHP
8- Mike Wtight, RHP
9- Zach Davies, RHP
10- Branden Kline, RHP

Down on the Farm
Jimmy Paredes of the Tides blasted his 1st home run of the season. Paredes also drove in 3 runs. Christian Walker also hit his 1st home run of the season. This Walker kid is going to be good. #Tides
Jason Esposito hit his 7th home run of the year for the Keys as they lost 8 to 3. #Keys

Drew Dosch (4th), Conor Bierfeldt (11th) and Anthony Caronia (1st) all went yard for the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Jamill Moquete (5th) went yard for the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Orioles lose 4-3 to Seattle

Orioles lost a tough game today 4-3. Bud Norris was a little off his game, struggling through the early parts of the game. Bud Norris’ final stat line – 5 IP, 6H, 4ER, 3BB, 6Ks : 97 pitches, 61 strikes.

Delmon Young started at DH and went 2 for 4. Coming off a long ball last night Delmon brought a nice spark to the Os lineup. Young could steal more at-bats away from Steve Pearce, who is currently mired in a 4-for-21 slump. Buck seems to always stick with the hot hitter, so for now we should see a lot more of Delmon Young.

Manny Machado made his return to the Orioles lineup after missing the last four games. Machado went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

Baltimore only had three hits the whole game, Young had two and JJ Hardy added a hit and drove in his 31st RBI of the season.  Orioles are now  57-46 and still in first place leading the Yankees and Blue Jays by three games. Baltimore will face Seattle tomorrow. Miguel Gonzalez (5-5) will get the start against Seattle’s young firearm Roenis Elias.

Orioles News

Ubaldo Jimenez will start at Aberdeen on Tuesday, Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Henry Urrutia is 9-for-48 with one double, no home runs and no attempts to steal during 13 games of rehab with Baltimore’s Gulf Coast League team.

Down on the Farm

Norfolk Tides won 6-5 over Columbus. Steve Lombardozzi went 3 for 4 with his 23rd RBI of the season. Jimmy Paredes went 2 for 4 with his 3rd RBI. Tyler Wilson pitched 5 strong innings giving up 3 hits, 3 earn runs, 3 walks and striking out 5.

Chih-Hsien Chiang hit his 2nd home run for the Frederick Keys.